AARP Broadens Online Career Services

August 14, 2008 ( - AARP is broadening its online career services for 50+ workers through a new collaboration with

The collaboration will allow AARP’s nearly 40 million members and others to have direct access to’s job search tools, providing mature workers the opportunity to search for full-time, part-time, and flexible jobs from age-friendly employers. and AARP will identify employers that maintain policies, practices, and programs consistent with employment of people age 50 and older based solely on their proficiency, qualifications, and contribution, a news release said (See Connects Employers with Older Workers ).

In addition, Bob Skladany,’s vice president of research and chief career counselor, columnist and blogger, will bring his expertise as an online career coach to via contributions to AARP’s The Water Cooler ( ), an online discussion group about career issues, and AARP’s blog, ShAARP Session ( ).

The new service is available at .

AARP also connects 50+ workers with employers who recognize the value of experience and skills through the National Employment Team ( ).  National Employment Team employers undertake a detailed application process to demonstrate their interest in hiring mature workers, according to the news release. The Association also offers tips and tools on how to successfully transition into new job opportunities through .