Queens Chronicle: Employers want to hire senior citizens

Employers want to hire senior citizens | February 13, 2020:  Having a few gray hairs and some wrinkles does not necessarily mean you’re no longer viable in the work force. In fact, in many instances, it’s the perfect calling card.

That was the message delivered to a packed house at a program called “Paid Jobs for Seniors — Opportunities and Training for Skilled and Unskilled Workers,” sponsored by the Queens Interagency Council on Aging Feb. 7 at Borough Hall.

An estimated 130 people were on hand for the event. According to the informational and educational agency’s executive director, Bruce Cunningham, twice as many expressed an interest in attending but could not be accommodated because of space limitations.


For anyone who may have trepidations about re-entering the work force, she said, “We’ll help you dissipate your fears.”

Besides SCSEP, Addabbo mentioned that on May 15, he, in partnership with Queens Community House, will sponsor another annual seniors-only job fair, to take place at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road in Kew Gardens.

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