Job seekers age 50 and over can get assistance with locating employment in specific industries through Moraine Valley Community College’s BACK TO WORK 50+ program. An information session about the program is scheduled for Thursday, July 9, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the college’s Blue Island Education Center, 12940 S. Western Ave.

The program, now in its second year, assists low-income, older adults with obtaining good jobs in their communities, increasing their financial capability and avoiding becoming a victim of financial fraud and abuse. Moraine Valley is one of 15 community colleges selected nationally by the AARP Foundation, in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges, to administer BACK TO WORK 50+ in its communities. The college will connect 50+ job candidates to specific in-demand jobs in the home health care, retail and call center industries.

During the information session, candidates will learn how the BACK TO WORK 50+ program at Moraine Valley Coaching Program can help them update their personal marketing tools and networking strategies, target their job searches, get job leads, and find resources and training to help them stay strong while they are looking for their next full-time job. In addition to career specific training, the program includes ongoing coaching until program participants secure a position with a local business.

The Walmart Foundation and AARP Foundation provide funding for BACKTOWORK 50+. Individuals interested in learning more about BACK TO WORK 50+ can visit or call toll-free 1-855-850-2525 (select option two).

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