Monday, March 10, 2008

Rio Salado and AARP Offer Free Seminars for 50+ Workers, Employers

Rio Salado College, in partnership with AARP, is offering free seminars specifically for employers and workers age 50 and over at its location in Surprise beginning April 22.

As millions of baby boomers near retirement age, workforce analysts are predicting significant labor shortages in the U.S., according to AARP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people age 50 and over.

Designed for both employers and 50+ workers, the curriculum addresses issues surrounding how employers can adapt to a changing demographic in the country’s workforce, and the importance the 50+ worker will play in this employment trend.

At the employee seminars, 50+ workers can get information about how to prepare for a career transition or how to excel when working in a multi-generational workplace. At the seminars specifically for businesses, employers can get tips on how to plan for tomorrow's talent and how to save money by retaining skilled workers.

Rio Salado College is the first community college in the nation to offer a curriculum created jointly with AARP. The seminars, which begin in April and through May, will be at the Rio Salado College Lifelong Learning Center located at 12535 Smokey Drive in Surprise.

Interested employers and community members can register for the seminars by calling 480-377-4261. Details and a course listing are available at