65+ NC Workers Prepare for Job Market
The North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. Employment Security Commission reports that more people older than 65, are hitting the job market.
They say in our state the number of workers 65+ re-entering the job market, is up 10%.
More seniors in the east are heading back to the classroom, because employers require them to have more skills.
But employment agencies tell us the competitive job market requires competitive applicants.
Some “prime-timers” never thought they’d be heading back to the classroom.
“Retired early,” said Theresa Thompson Thompson, city, Canada
Thompson, city (1991 pop. 14,977), central Man., Canada, on the Burntwood River. A mining town, it developed after large nickel deposits were discovered in the area in 1956. . “But if I have to go back and get a job I need to learn more about the computer as well as a whole.”
But with the economy in the state it’s in, some under 65 refuse to slow down.
It’s a story college professors hear more and more, which explains why applicants for some computer courses at community colleges are on a waiting list.
“I think the toughest challenge is taking what they’ve learned here,” said Pitt Community College Pitt Community College is located in Greenville, North Carolina and has an enrollment of over 10,000 students. External links
So job seekers job seeker also job·seek·er
One who seeks employment. aren’t just bringing what they have to the table, but in this job market, they have to be prepared to compete.