FOR PLANNING PURPOSES: September 27, 2023
CONTACT: TJ Thiessen | firstname.lastname@example.org | (202) 374-8033
AARP, Blue Star Families Career Webcast: Free Resources for Veterans and Military Spouses to Gain In-Demand Job Skills and Find Flexible Job Opportunities
September 28, 2023, at 3 PM ET
WHAT: AARP and Blue Star Families will host a free, virtual event to help veterans and military spouses leverage upskilling and technology to accelerate their careers and find flexible or remote career paths. The event will feature key resources and tools from AARP, such as AARP’s Veterans and Military Spouses Job Center.
Although 90% of military spouses have either some college or a graduate or other professional degree, they often struggle with unemployment and underemployment. One of the biggest barriers to employment is the ever-present possibility of relocation: 81% of military spouses have experienced a permanent change of station, or PCS, during their partner’s active-duty career. Webcast registrants will get the latest tips and resources on gaining transferable, in-demand skills to get an edge in the job market and pursue flexible opportunities in various fields.
During the event, participants will also learn about certification opportunities from AARP’s Skills Builder for Work and get exclusive, free access to accredited courses to help Pennsylvania’s 738,577 military veterans and their spouses develop sought-after digital and leadership skills.
WHO: Juanita Jimenez-Soto, Associate State Director of Communications, AARP Texas
Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO, Blue Star Families
Laura Torres, Associate Director, Workforce Engagement & Diverse Talent Sourcing, Blue Star Families
PLUS, a special guest from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
WHEN: Thursday, September 28 at 3 p.m. ET
WHERE: Register here. To receive more information about the free event, please contact Daniel Alarcon at email@example.com
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability, and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org, www.aarp.org/espanol or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.
This story is provided by AARP Pennsylvania. Visit the AARP Pennsylvania page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.
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