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Job Searching in the Digital Age for Older Adults: Classes at OATS

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Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) presents Computer Classes for Older Adults at the Senior Planet Exploration Center at 127 West 25th Street.

Classes are free of charge and all those 60 and over are welcome to sign up.

Classes run for five weeks and meet every Tuesday and Thursday.

February 26th – March 28th 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

To sign up for classes, please stop in or call 646-590-0615.

Job Searching in the Digital Age

In this course students learn the skills and techniques necessary to seek paid or volunteer employment in the “digital age.”Affiche pour le "Papier à Cigarettes Job"., Digital ID 118692, New York Public Library

Students will define and create goals for their own job search, learn how to present themselves safely and appropriately online, and how to navigate trusted online sources for job and opportunity listings.

Participants will be guided through complicated issues unique to older adults who are looking for employment — for example, how to earn an income without losing benefits and how to protect one’s self against ageism in the workforce.

Older Adults Technology Services (OATS): Mission and Vision

Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that harnesses the power of technology to change the way we age.

Technology can only reach its full potential when older adults hold a stake in its development and distribution. OATS training and support, online services, and community-building programs empower older adults to thrive as individuals and membes of society. OATS achieves extraordinary outcomes with older adults, improving their social engagement, health and well-being, financial security, and opportunities for social activism, creative expression and life-long learning.

Aging Well in the Digital Age

Digital technology holds the promise of enriching our lives, strengthening our communities, and improving our health care and services. But for millions of older Americans, technology and the Internet are sources of anxiety and confusion-barriers to participation in the social and economic mainstream rather than resources for independent living. OATS is committed to maximizing the power of technology to help older adults live healthier, more connected, socially engaged lives.

To learn more about Job Searching in the Digital Age, please visit Job Search Central, Science, Industry and Business Library at 188 Madison Avenue and 34th Street.

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