Why I started this Group:

After spending most of my professional life working for some of the largest U.S. corporations, I realized a disturbing fact, companies today are not only laying off an unprecedented amount of older workers but they are also not hiring them. With many of their savings and retirement accounts wiped out due to the current recession, this group has been hung out to dry in the job seeking process. Even worse, the process of finding a job has dramatically changed from applying in person to applying online--where older job seekers are up against thousands of tech savvy young college graduates. Recently unemployed myself, I came to the realization that the 40 and up age group just doesn't get the attention it needs and deserves. I felt that it was time for me to do something about it and make a real difference.

Purpose:

The purpose of this group is to join together and support the unemployed and employed job seekers over 40 who have been negatively impacted by this economy. We want to be the largest Over 40 job networking group in New York City, and eventually the country. This group will meet on a regular basis (monthly or quarterly) to network, share personal stories, and share career advice. Most importantly, we will have fun!!! This group will be open to suggestions by any of its members on where and when to meet.

Who Should Join:

Although this group is open to all ages who want to provide support, we encourage all 40 and up job seekers (employed or unemployed) who have been displaced by today's economy to join. This group also welcomes all job providers who believe they can offer job opportunities or advice.

 

**Please visit our sponsor's website at 40ForHire.com to preview what is being developed to make our lives easier. You can also sign-up for their Private Beta program now at the following link: SIGN-UP

 

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    Robert Ciccone
    "I lost my long-time job over 5 years ago .. now at age 47, I had returned to college to pursue my BS and no matter how great it feels to do that, looking for and finding work has become much harder than years ago, so any support would be welcome."
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    Elaine
    "I have over 10 years professional work experience. Hoping to meet and connect with other over 40 professionals."
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    Orlando Camacho
    "I am 51 years of age and I have been unemployed since 5/31/2013. I have worked in the banking/finance­ industry for over 20 years and find it difficult to obtain employment due to the economy and lack of work available."
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    Deborah
    "I have planned and managed high-profile international conferences located in New York City with annual attendance of 5,000 participants."
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    Kevin H Kevin H joined
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    Kevin H
    "I am job seeker/career seeker as well wishing to further my employment experience."
 

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