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Posted: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:35 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

An open house for people over age 50 who are looking for work has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 16, in the Northwest.

The event is being put on by Mature Worker Connection, a program affiliated with the Pima Council on Aging.

Mature Worker Connection tries to help people over age 50 prepare for the job market, and educate employers "so they understand there are very good reasons for hiring people over 50," said volunteer Theresa Jezioro. "We're just as valuable as anyone else as far as being an employee."

At the open house, "potential job-seekers can come in, meet the staff, and we're hoping to have some employers there," she said.

"Part of our function is to connect people with services to help them learn skills to look for a job, including writing a resume, interviewing, understanding what employers are looking for, and how they're expecting, in today's economy, for people to present themselves," Jezioro said.

As part of its Marana initiative, Mature Worker Connection has opened an office at the 2800 W. Ina location of Interfaith Community Services. It is the first remote office in the Northwest for Mature Worker Connection. An Oro Valley initiative is to be scheduled. Local governments are supporting the efforts.

For further information, contact Therese Jezioro at 572-6448 or Roger Forrester at 623-3304.

Open House

What: Open house for job seekers over 50

When: Tuesday, June 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Mature Worker Connection offices at Interfaith Community Services, 2800 W. Ina Road.

Cost: Free

www.matureworkerconnection.com.

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