New Reality for Baby Boomers in Today’s Job Market

By Mike Verdibaby boomers

Named after the explosive birth rate following World War II, a baby boomer is anyone born between 1946 and 1964. For the most part, individuals in this generation are well educated, punctual, loyal, and have a good work ethic— and they make up 20 percent of the United States’ population.

So, why then do some employers treat them like yesterday’s news? Compared to others vying for employment in our sluggish job market, are baby boomers truly at a disadvantage due to their age?

Not if you talk to Lynda Wolf, President and Co-Founder of FizGIG Workforce Solutions. Lynda believes age is no barrier to accomplishments and that baby boomers possess certain unique skills and abilities when compared to their younger counterparts.

The challenges today’s baby boomers face will be the topic of conversation that she, and co-guest speaker, Fran Monteleone, will discuss during their upcoming presentation at PSGCNJ’s December 2nd general meeting.

During their presentation, The New Realities of the Job Market for the “BOOMER” Generation, Lynda and Fran will explain how baby boomers can follow their dreams and find careers they are passionate about, all while playing a few fun, thought-provoking games with the audience. Lynda and Fran will also talk about related issues, such as:

  • age discrimination
  • the economy
  • the labor shortage, and
  • companies that hire baby boomers

Lynda is so committed to helping baby boomers that her company name actually reflects her feelings about this generation. A FizGIG is a firework that launches spectacular colors and fizzles loudly. Just when you think it’s about to die out, it explodes with brighter colors, ending with a BOOM!

In addition to conducting workshops and seminars, FizGIG Workforce Solutions also provides individuals with help with résumé writing and interview preparation, job search coaching, assistance with LinkedIn profiles, and career exploration. For more information about the company visit www.fizgigjobs.com or send an email to Lynda at lwolf@fizgigjobs.com.

So, come to the December 2nd PSGCNJ general meeting where Lynda and Fran will show baby boomers how to navigate through this challenging job market.

Except for holidays, PSGCNJ always holds its general meetings on Mondays, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, located at 48 West High Street in Somerville. All meetings are free and open to the public. If you can’t make it to this meeting, visit our website, www.psgcnj.org, for details about upcoming events.

Please refrain from parking in the church driveway or parking lot. Metered and unmetered parking is available on West High Street. Be sure to put enough coins in the meter; a parking fine in Somerville Borough costs $24! Unmetered parking is also available on several side streets near the church.

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