Governor Promotes Employment Connection Offices for Workers 50 & Older

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez wants to remind New Mexicans 50 and older about a program that can help them find work.

The 50+ Employment Connection at the Aging and Long-Term Services Department provides general job search assistance for anyone 50 years and older. Staff and volunteers can help polish resumes, develop “networking” cards, and help with interview skills and computer tutoring.

The Aging Department held an informational event Friday at the Santa Fe 50+ Employment Connection Center at the Toney Anaya Building, 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe (505-476-4623.)

“When someone walks into one of the four 50+ Employment Connection Centers in New Mexico, staff will work with them to find out about their work history, and see what their goals are,” Martinez said. “The program also works with employers to create awareness about the value of mature workers.”

In addition to the Santa Office, there are 50+ Employment Connection Offices in Albuquerque (505-222-4500), Rio Rancho (505-629-7080) and Roswell (575-624-6040.)

In fiscal year 2013, the four offices served more than 1,050 New Mexicans.

Martinez proclaimed the week of Sept. 22–28 as “New Mexico – Employ Older Workers Week” to coincide with National Older Worker’s Week.

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