A free expo to match available job opportunities with workers who are 55 and older will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at Silverado Onion Creek Memory Care Community, 11330 Farrah Lane in Austin. It will be the first in a series of job fairs AustinUP is planning for 2017 to help potential employees connect with employers located in or close to their neighborhoods.
Exhibitors will include employers looking for talented full- and part-time workers or contractors. Attendees will include older adults eager to talk to potential employers, as well as knowledgeable speakers who will give presentations during the event. For example, one of the breakout rooms at the January event will focus on freelance work, offering tips and tools about networking.
Teresa Ferguson, AustinUP Executive Director, said, “Attendance at our first-ever 55+ in ATX Job & Volunteer Fair in September 2016 exceeded our wildest expectations. Attendees asked for more events and more exhibitors with job opportunities specifically for those 55+. As a result, we are planning a series of job fairs in 2017 at multiple locations across Austin.”
Dura Sims, Silverado’s Family Ambassador, adds, “We are proud to host the first event in South Austin. We look forward to helping our South Austin neighbors find jobs and promoting South Austin employers.”
- To help us plan, we would like to hear about your job-related needs. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey and submit before 5 p.m., Friday, December 9, 2016. Thanks in advance for your help!
- Exhibitor registration is open. Sponsorship packages are available. For more information, please contact AustinUP Board Member Cyndi Cummings at email@example.com or 512-423-6782.
- Attendance is free, but please register via this Eventbrite page to let us know you’re coming. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Teresa Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-963-3191.