Retired Advertising-Marketing Executive, 76, Creates Web Site to Link Older Professional Job Seekers with Employers Who Value Their Experience

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Re-Entry, Inc.

    CLEVELAND, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's tight labor market,
 employers are willing to hire older professional employees for their
 experience, leadership abilities, stability and excellent work ethics, says
 76 year-old George Sapin founder of a web site that provides access to this
 labor pool.
     Sapin, founder of http://www.fiftysomethingjobs.com says the mission of
 his niche employment web site is to match employers willing to hire older
 professional employees with older job seekers. The service provides solutions
 for employers and opportunities for older job seekers.
     "There is a large population of some 41-million people who are 50 plus
 years old. Included in this demographic are 23-million pre-retirees",
 according to Sapin.
     While some may be too old to work, many are active and experienced but
 find it difficult to stay in the labor pool. This older group is increasing
 with the aging of the baby boomers while the pool of younger employees is
 decreasing thus creating a tight job market, says Sapin.
     Fiftysomethingjobs.com is designed with the older job seeker in mind.  It
 features helpful hints on how to re-design a resume and to successfully ace an
 interview.  Also available are useful news articles and links to sites of
 interest both to job seekers and human resource executives.
     "The ability of people to work and make a contribution to the economy is
 ageless as long as mental and physical health prevails," says Sapin.
     Sapin has over 40-years of experience in advertising and marketing and
 although retired, remains active counseling small businesses as a volunteer
 with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). As a SCORE counselor he
 has worked with many clients over 50 and knows first hand the traditional
 barriers to employment they face.
     He has also provided volunteer counseling for advertising agencies in
 Eastern Europe and Central Asia with the International Executive Service
 Corps, a program supported by the US AID agency.
     There is no charge for job seekers to post resumes and letters on the Web
 site. Employers are able to post an unlimited number of jobs for 30-days for
 free (offer expires May 15).  After the introductory offer there will be a
 modest charge for each posting ($50).
 
 

SOURCE Re-Entry, Inc.
    CLEVELAND, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's tight labor market,
 employers are willing to hire older professional employees for their
 experience, leadership abilities, stability and excellent work ethics, says
 76 year-old George Sapin founder of a web site that provides access to this
 labor pool.
     Sapin, founder of http://www.fiftysomethingjobs.com says the mission of
 his niche employment web site is to match employers willing to hire older
 professional employees with older job seekers. The service provides solutions
 for employers and opportunities for older job seekers.
     "There is a large population of some 41-million people who are 50 plus
 years old. Included in this demographic are 23-million pre-retirees",
 according to Sapin.
     While some may be too old to work, many are active and experienced but
 find it difficult to stay in the labor pool. This older group is increasing
 with the aging of the baby boomers while the pool of younger employees is
 decreasing thus creating a tight job market, says Sapin.
     Fiftysomethingjobs.com is designed with the older job seeker in mind.  It
 features helpful hints on how to re-design a resume and to successfully ace an
 interview.  Also available are useful news articles and links to sites of
 interest both to job seekers and human resource executives.
     "The ability of people to work and make a contribution to the economy is
 ageless as long as mental and physical health prevails," says Sapin.
     Sapin has over 40-years of experience in advertising and marketing and
 although retired, remains active counseling small businesses as a volunteer
 with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). As a SCORE counselor he
 has worked with many clients over 50 and knows first hand the traditional
 barriers to employment they face.
     He has also provided volunteer counseling for advertising agencies in
 Eastern Europe and Central Asia with the International Executive Service
 Corps, a program supported by the US AID agency.
     There is no charge for job seekers to post resumes and letters on the Web
 site. Employers are able to post an unlimited number of jobs for 30-days for
 free (offer expires May 15).  After the introductory offer there will be a
 modest charge for each posting ($50).
 
 SOURCE  Re-Entry, Inc.