employment, and image communication experts will convene at the DoubleTree
Hotel in Skokie at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 for Getting
Older, Getting Hired, an event designed to assist women “age 50-strong”
gain employment in an evolving marketplace.
by JVS Chicago in partnership with Dress for Success Worldwide, The Image
Studios and the Chicago Chapter of AARP, the event will addressthe changing landscape of the U.S.
population and frame the unique challenges and opportunities for women jobs
seekers. It will offer specific and
tangible strategic tools to women who are currently experiencing long-term
unemployment and under-employment. With
the help of experts in the field, Getting
Older, Getting Hired willexamine
how the attitudes ofjob seekers and
prospective employers can form barriers to the workplace or the keys to entry.
to a CNN Money report, unemployed workers in their 50s are 20 percent less
likely to become re-employed than workers ages 25-34. Getting
Older, Getting Hired addresses issues that will impact workers far into the
future and reconnects employers to a valuable talent pool.
"Overlooking this age group in talent acquisition initiatives
limits companies' employment options by roughly 33 percent, and that is a huge
loss," said Linda Wolfe, Director of Career Moves at JVS Chicago, which provides
career counseling, coaching and training for job seekers. “There are many myths and misconceptions
regarding continuing professionals and the value this group has to offer.”
Older, Getting Hired will share the transformational
experiences of three women who worked with JVS Chicago and its partners, Dress
for Success Worldwide and The Image Studios over a 10-week period.
for Success Worldwide is excited to partner in the Getting Older, Getting Hired event as we seek to empower all women
to rise above their circumstance and achieve self-defined success,” said Amanda
Flott Kinsey, Director of Operations for Dress for Success Worldwide - Central.
“This network of confident women will
bring attention to the need for change and equal professional opportunities for
women of all ages.”
Raoul, founder of The Image Studios, a
Chicago-based personal brand and image communication consultancy, described Getting Older, Getting Hired as
“a rare opportunity to experience the impact of diverse, like-minded
organizations coming together to deliver valuable tools, education and support
to a sorely underleveraged workforce demographic.”
JVS and partners will unveil the results of this comprehensive,
guided approach to enhancing skill sets and talent, developing a positive attitude
and elevating personal presence and visibility through personal brand alignment.
evening’s expert presenters will include Linda Wolfe, Director, Career Moves at JVS
Chicago; Arlene Wanetick, Career
Counselor, JVS Chicago; Terri Worman,
Associate State Director, AARP Illinois; Kali Raoul, Founder of The Image Studios, and
Amanda Flott Kinsey, Director of Operations/Central, Dress for Success
Getting Older, Getting Hired sponsors include the
DoubleTree by Hilton and the Skokie Chamber of Commerce.
Admission to Getting Older, Getting Hired is free, but reservations are required. For
more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org,call 847-745-5482 or
register at www.jvschicago.org.