Updated Dates: 7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers

UW-Extension and the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board are partnering to bring AARP Foundation educational programming to the area. UW-Extension in Douglas County is facilitating 7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers throughout the county. In July and August the first sessions were held in Solon Spring at the Community Center, and in Superior at the Superior Senior Center.

Upcoming Sessions

  • Tuesday, November 6, 9:30 – 11:00AM, Superior Public Library
  • More dates coming soon.

Register at no cost by calling UW-Extension at (715) 395-1363.  All participants will receive the 7 Smart Strategies guide developed and made available by the AARP Foundation.

This workshop introduces seven strategies to ether engage the labor market for persons seeking new work, or who are looking to return to work following retirement. Our initial sessions this summer found participants, many of whom had retired and are looking for ways to return to work, typically on a part-time basis. This workshop focuses on skills identification, the modern application and interview process, and how to effectively market skills.

This partnership came from UW-Extension and the Development Association co-facilitating the Douglas County Workforce Roundtable. A sub-committee from this group is focused on working to engage three talent areas that are not being fully utilized in the labor market, including: persons with disabilities, persons formerly involved with corrections system, and persons who retired and are interested in returning to work (likely part-time). The WIB and UW-Extension will be at the Senior Expo on October 18th representing this program, and connecting seniors to local job opportunities.

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