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1 CARP Mississauga The Seniors Forum CARP’s Employment Services April 25,

2 CARP - A New Vision of Aging for Canada The ABCs of CARP Advocacy – A national non-profit, non-partisan, association that is an advocate for the interests and rights of Canadians as we age Benefits – The value-adds in products and services with membership in CARP Community – Building a sense of community and social impact through common voice and common cause. Chapters and alliances with other organizations 2

3 CARP Advocacy in Brief 5 major advocacy tasks are underway: 3 Elder Abuse Elimination Investor Protection Pension Reform Engaging Older Workers One Patient – A Care Continuum

4 CARP recognizes various sources of related information: Workers 45+ are positive with a committed work ethic – UPS – AARP webinar Workers 45+ have honed people and leadership/mentoring skills – UPS – AARP webinar Workers 45+ have lower absentee levels and are more engaged – Dave Reynolds - Sodexo Canada Workers 45+ have a breadth of experience in the work world – Marc Belaiche – TorontoJobs.ca Why Hire an Older Worker? 4

5 Do Older Workers help the company bottom line? They relate better to customers than other ages - Third Quarter research survey They need less supervision and less training - Third Quarter research survey They can learn new skills…. Fastest growing internet users! - Third Quarter research survey 5

6 How To Hire Older Workers (1) Provide contract work Provide part-time or seasonal work Provide “work-from-home” arrangements Improve the ergonomics of the workplace Create a socially engaging environment Encourage mentoring of younger employees 6

7 How to Hire Older Workers (2) Consider transferable skills to enable a new career Subsidize training to update skills to improve performance Don’t exclude candidates on price. The historical income may not be needed 7

8 The Community Benefits Income Taxes are inflow vs pension and services outflow A looming skill shortage will be reduced Older workers can adapt to other industries in need of their transferable skills The health and well-being of the Canadian economy wins ! 8

9 CARP Mississauga Chapter 4000 households with 7000 members Volunteer Board of Directors of 8: Chair, Treasurer, Directors of Advocacy, Communication, Events, Membership Marketing, At Large 9

10 Initiatives in Mississauga JOB Fair & Job Search Training Feb 24 +more Lifelong Learning Program with the City Supports PEAPN work and events Supports The Mississauga Food Bank Provides Information to the Community 10

11 JOB Fair #1 Feb 24,

12 50 booths serve 600 visitors 12

13 Resume reviews by HR’s 13

14 Presentations to

15 Speed Interviews with 5 HR’s 15

16 Our Next JOB FAIR Sept 15th FREE Job Fair Meet employers and businesses looking for experience and get your resume reviewed Full Day of Seminars $89 (1/2 day $50) Learn the latest job search techniques and how to be self employed -- Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Reception, Job Fair, and Speed Interviews Volunteer Learn which charities need your help 16

17 CARP’s MAY Job Blitz MAY 2014 JOB SEARCH BLITZ held in the Sheridan Centre (mall) 2225 Erin Mills Parkway (just north of the QEW) in the Store Space next to FIDO Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00am to 3:00pm Come learn and PRACTICE your new skills WEEK 1: April 28, 30, May 2 10:00-12:00 Personal 1-on-1 Resume Review 1:00-3:00 Networking Training – part A WEEK 2: May 5, 7, 9 10:00:-12:00 Your Personal 30-second Introduction 1:00-3:00 Networking Training – part B WEEK 3: May 12, 14, 16 10:00:-12:00 Social Media 1:00-3:00 Networking Training – part C WEEK 4: May 26, 28, 30 10:00:-12:00 Your Personal SPEED Interview session 1:00-3:00 Networking Training – part D 17

18 CARP’s MAY Small Business BLITZ Small Business-to-Business Development Make-More-in-May 2014 SERIES held in the Sheridan Centre (mall) 2225 Erin Mills Parkway (just north of the QEW) in the Store Space next to FIDO Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm to 9:00pm Come learn, develop and make connections SPEAKER TOPICS WEEK 1: April 29, May 1 Your 60 second networking introduction WEEK 2: May 6, 8 Using Social Media – bring your laptop WEEK 3: May 13, 15 Marketing 1001 WEEK 4: May 27, 29 Closing the Deal 18

19 Questions? 19


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