Finding a job can prove to be a difficult task, especially in today’s economy.
And although most media stories focus on how the economy is affecting the job search for recent grads, many have overlooked how previous generations are dealing with unemployment – until now.
AARP recently launched Work Reimagined, which is a social networking site that is powered by LinkedIn. The site connects professionals, who are on the job hunt and at least 50 years old, with employers who are currently hiring.
The site launched with job openings from almost 120 employers who have agreed to the Work Reimagined pledge – a commitment to treat all employees equally, regardless of their age.
“Work Reimagined enables experienced workers to come together in a vibrant online community to share your views and help move through ‘what’s next’ career moments,” says Rob Romasco, President of AARP. “It opens the way for access to workforce resources, as well as the opportunity to connect with other experienced workers in a peer-to-peer environment.”
Work Reimagined also offers job listings that are independent of LinkedIn, as well as features tips and advice to help people land a job or start a business. According to AARP, many top companies, including Toys R Us, Lowe’s and AT&T, have already taken the Work Reimagined pledge.