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AFL/-CIO Minnesota
This website describes the AFL/CIO Unions both nationally and in the State of Minnesota. Click on the website shown below and you will arrive at the AFL/CIO website Home Page. Then click on "State of Minnesota" and then such items as "Apply Online for Unemployment Benefits," etc.

Contact information:
www.mnaflcio.org


Alliance for Retired Americans, The
The Alliance for Retired Americans is a national organization committed to bringing social and economic justice to workplaces and society. They are working on such issues as a Medicare prescription drug benefit, affordable housing, and poverty.

Contact information:
www.retiredamericans.org


BizWorld
BizWorld is a non-profit foundation that provides real-world experiences, using the expertise of volunteers, to teach kids about business and entrepreneurship. Kids in grades 3 -- 8 can participate in their business-simulation programs.

Contact information:
www.bizworld.org/


Bridgeworks
Bridgeworks is an organization that provides materials and presentations regarding intergenerational problems in the workplace.

Contact information:
www.generations.com/


Career Anchors: Discovering Your Real Values
This book helps readers discover areas of competence, what motivates and stimulates them through the use of a career orientations inventory. Schein, E. (1985). Career anchors: Discovering your real values. San Diego: University Associates. ISBN-13: 9780883900307


Center for Third Age Leadership
The Center For Third Age Leadership (CTAL) helps individuals create more personally fulfilling lives after 50 through seminars, retreats and coaching. CTAL also helps organizations maximize productivity by minimizing the impact of an aging workforce and protect at-risk functions by leveraging the value of employee experience.

Contact information:
www.thirdagecenter.com


Council of Independent Consultants, The
The Council of Independent Consultants is a resource for people who want to be independent contractors or consultants.

Contact information:
www.cipcmn.org/


Creating You & Company: How to Think Like the CEO of Your Own Career
Bridges, W. (1997). Creating you & co.: Learn to think like the CEO of your own career. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books. ISBN-13: 978-0738200323


Cynthia Cook, Inc. / Retirement Enterprises Group
The Retirement Enterprises Group provides short and long-term employment opportunities in the Twin Cities & out state - Office, Administrative, Drivers, Customer Service, Food Demonstrations, Survey, Warehouse, Light Industrial and Professional Consulting. We work with you to find the right opportunity and there is never a cost to you!

Contact information:
www.ruworking.com


Engaged as We Age
This new report from the Sloan Center finds that older adults who are highly engaged rather than simply involved in work, volunteering, caregiving, or education report a higher sense of well-being than those with low engagement.

Contact information:
www.bc.edu/research/agingandwork/projects/engagedAge.html


Experience Works
Experience Works helps low-income seniors, many with multiple barriers to employment, get the training they need to find good jobs in their local communities. Experience Works is a national, charitable, community-based organization. Originally named Green Thumb, and chartered in 1965 as a small, rural demonstration program, Experience Works has grown to be the nation's leading provider of training, employment, and community service for low-income older people.

Contact information:
www.experienceworks.org/site/PageServer


Free Agent Nation: How Americas New Independent Workers Are Transforming the Way We Live
This book describes the shift in the work force that is occurring in our nation. Pink, D. (2001). Free agent nation: How America's new independent workers are transforming the way we live. New York: Warner Books. ISBN-13: 978-0446525237


Generations at work: Managing the Clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers and Nexters in Your Workplace
Regardless of economic swings, the numbers of available workers in both developed and many underdeveloped countries is shifting. Managing multiple generations in the workplace to accomplish the job can be interesting and extremely productive if one understands the thinking of individual cohorts and their similarities in value systems. This book maps out the projected ebb and flow of worker supplies into the future and recommends how each generation can contribute to the smooth transition between workforce generations. Ron Zemke, Claire Raines, Bob Filipczak. Published by AMACOM Publications. ISBN:0814404804


Guide to Lifework: Working with Integrity and Heart--Book and Workshops in Lifework Planning
Leonard Lang, Ph.D. of Beard Avenue offers hands-on workshops in lifework discovery and planning, emphasizing a creative, spiritual approach. A complete program is also available in the book Guide to Lifework: Working with Integrity and Heart. Programs open the public are offered at colleges, churches (of all denominations), and at career planning conferences.

Contact information:
www.beardavenue.com


HIREDhelps
Hired Helps is published by HIRED, a nonprofit organization operating employment and training programs on the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Contact information:
www.hired.org/news/hiredhelps.htm


Internet System for Education and Employment Knowledge (ISEEK)
The Internet System for Education and Employment Knowledge (ISEEK) website provides a variety of tools for exploring and making smart choices about your education, career, employment, and business needs. Information is available in English, Spanish, Hmong and Somali.

Contact information:
www.iseek.org


MN Association of Professional Employees
The MN Assoc. of Professional Employees (MAPE) provides a variety of information for their members and others. The MAPE website provides links to Layoff & Recall, Dislocated Worker Fund Eligibility, and other layoff related information.

Contact information:
www.mape.org


Minnesota Displaced Homemaker Program
Provides help for displaced homemakers and references to other agencies with similar programs. This program is under the direction of the Minnesota Department of Employment of Economic Security.

Contact information:
www.deed.state.mn.us/wpd/dhp/


SHiFT
The SHiFT network supports people in mid-life who seek greater meaning in life and work.

Contact information:
www.shiftonline.org


Senior Environmental Employment
The Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program, administered by the Environmental Protection Agency, utilizes the wealth of talent, experience and skills possessed by retired and unemployed older Americans. The work being done by the many SEE participants demonstrates the effectiveness of older Americans in helping to prevent, abate and control environmental pollution.

Contact information:
www.epa.gov/epahrist/see/brochure


Senior Job Bank
This website is the classic SeniorJobBank that employers and job seekers have been visiting for years. Employers use our web service to advertise their jobs to our audience of talented, dedicated people over the age of 50. Employers posting with us are committed to hiring baby boomers and older workers. Our online service provides job postings for a modest fee to the employer, job search, resume and job alert registration for job seekers, as well as career and education information. It's all here for both active and passive job seekers nationwide.

Contact information:
www.seniorjobbank.org


USA gov
Government made easy. This website gives you access to everything the federal government has to offer. It has separate pages for citizens, businesses and nonprofits, government employees, and visitors to the U.S.

Contact information:
www.usa.gov


West Central MN Labor Survey
The West Central MN Labor Survey encourages economic development and creates local jobs.

Contact information:
www.deed.state.mn.us/facts/PPTs/StevensCounty.ppt


What Color Is Your Parachute?
This guide to finding employment has been in print continuously for the last thirty years. The current edition has been completely revised to coordinate with an accompanying website. The author asks the questions "What do you want to do?" and "Where do you want to do it?" to help the reader find the right job. The book includes activities to assess your employment needs. Bolles, R. (2001). What color is your parachute? Berkeley: Ten Speed Press. ISBN-13: 978-1580086158


 

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