Wednesday, February 1, 2023

This Online Platform Connects Jobseekers Aged 50-Plus With Age-Friendly Companies

The company GetSetUp has launched GetSetUp Jobs, a new program that connects older job seekers to job opportunities through employer showcases, curated job listings from age-friendly employers in the U.S. It also offers peer-based classes to improve ones skills. The platform is designed to build confidence in pursuing the next job in their career. It is free for older adults to take part in the platform’s employer showcases and to apply for jobs through the site.

The platform is meant to serve adults aged 50-plus in the U.S., where more than 15 million older adults are economically insecure. Given that older adults face ageism in the job market and also experience a lack of confidence when job hunting, GetSetUp Jobs is intended to address both those issues. Through online classes that teach new skills relevant to today’s market, such as working with tech such as Google Workspace, and through learning key job-interview best practices, the platform is structured to help older adults put their best foot forward when looking for that next job. Also in the works for GetSetUp Jobs is small-group courses tailored to specific jobs.

In addition to building confidence and skillset, the platform has launched with age-friendly companies such as Charles Schwab, Care.com and Preply with a range of jobs (everything from financial representatives to online teachers).

For more about the benefits GetSetUp job seekers are discovering from the platform to the reasons why employers are turning to GetSetUp in filling available jobs, learn more here.

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