GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - One of the largest groups of unemployed people is older adults.
Minnesota's baby boomer workforce is growing and will be about 25% by 2020. Conversely, Minnesota has a talent gap that is growing and needs educated people to fill the jobs.
Since 55-plus is the fastest growing segment of worker, it makes sense for them to go to back to school to help fill the need. BUT, there are trends out there that show these older workers have a harder time getting hired and their unemployment level has doubled since 2007.
SHiFT is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people during that mid-life transition.
Adults exploring the possibilities of a new or expanded career are invited to the Encore Career Education Fair, sponsored by SHiFT and the Twin Cities Adult Education Alliance, Tuesday, May 21 from 4:00-7:00pm at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Edina campus.
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