Job fair targets over-50 crowd

over 50 job fair

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Finding a job can be especially difficult for one particular age group, but Monday, they had some help.

Dozens of people talked to potential employers at an over-50 job fair Monday afternoon at the West Springfield Senior center.  22News spoke with one man who’s been out of work for more than a year.  He told 22News competing with younger people for work has made his job search much more difficult.

“I just remember back when many years ago when it was not difficult to get a job. I’m 65 years old and for about the last half dozen or years or so I’ve noticed a big difficulty in getting a job at my age,” Joseph Decarlo told 22News.

36 vendors took part in today’s job fair including several banks, restaurants, Columbia Gas, Big Y  and Six Flags new England.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s