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10 Best Websites to Find Freelance Jobs

by Sandra Roussy at sixtyandme.com

Have you recently found yourself out of work? Are you looking for some extra cash to help with monthly expenses? Do you want to stay active and do something that you enjoy while being paid?
   Whatever reason brings you to the point of looking for work, you have more options than ever. One of these options that is growing in popularity is freelancing.

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8 Places to Get a Job for the Holidays

Hiring bonuses and flexible schedules could attract retirees and other older adults

by Grace Tatter at aarp.org

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Job seekers who are looking for seasonal work might find some extra holiday cheer this year. Retailers such as Amazon and shipping companies including UPS are hiring thousands of people to help with the holiday rush. And some companies are likely to sweeten their employment offers with incentives such as signing bonuses and tuition benefits…
   (T)he seasonal job market right now especially favors workers, including mid-career adults and retirees looking to earn additional income.

Community Colleges – an Agile New Player in Job Training

Millions of Americans rely on the traditionally low-profile institutions

for fast, skills-focused education that pays off in the labor market.

by Tamar Jacoby at wsj.com

When Arona Coelho arrived in the U.S. from India just weeks before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, the only job that she could find was as a nanny. She was 35 years old, looking to make a new life, and heard from people in her church in Herndon, Va., about growing demand for healthcare workers. They also told her that the best, quickest way to a job was through a community college. “They said the training would be fast,” she recalls, “just the skills I needed for a job, and that many employers recruit workers from community colleges.”

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NIFTY TIP of the DAY 

The Revolving Door

Out with the old, in with the new applies to jobs as well

While it may sound like we’re stating the obvious, but when a person leaves their job (to go wherever, for whatever reason) there’s now an opening with that employer that, in most cases, needs to be filled… and filled as soon as possible.
   One of the strangest phenomenon of 2021 is what some in the media refer to as “the big quit” or “the great resignation.” As we’re ploughing through dealing with the Covid pandemic, many people (for many reasons) are quitting their jobs.  MORE 

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Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

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Unemployment Data

for August 2021

National Unemployment Rate
5.2%

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54
4.1%

Unemployment Rate Age 55+
3.9%

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.1 million

Labor Participation Rate

61.7%

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All figures according to the August, 2021

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent data.

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