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Thursday, June 16, 2022

New June Workshops for 50+Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups

Hello Job Seeker!

We have an exciting line-up of 50+ Job Seekers events and workshops for the rest of June!

Thurs, June 16th, 2 pm - 4 pm: Job Search Jeopardy!
Special Event

Join us as we celebrate another season of helping mature job seekers and career switchers. It’s time for some fun; so, Let’s Play Jeopardy!!!

Teams of 3 or 4 will compete, with each member of the winning team receiving a free 30-minute coaching session!

Following the Jeopardy game, we can all participate in some classic networking.

·       Review material from previous workshops
·       Ask questions
·       Obtain help
·       Network with other job seekers

Why You Should Attend

·       You’ll have fun!
·       You’ll work with a team and have fun!
·       Job Search Jeopardy is a fun way to review job search methods.
·       You can network with other attendees, and studies show 90% of jobs are found through networking

Do you think you have the smarts to be a Jeopardy champion? 

Thurs, June 23rd, 11 am - 12 pm: MRC Services

Savvy Seeker Series with Julie Proud Ray and Amanda D’Alessio!

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) helps individuals with disabilities achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals. MRC is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Living, and Disability Determination for federal benefit programs.

Please join us to hear Julie Proud Ray and Amanda D’Alessio present information about MRC Vocational Rehabilitation services, including job placement services. 

Please register in advance for this event:

Tues, June 28th, 10 am - 12 pm: Job Success & Leadership
Interactive Workshop

Companies hire for future success; not just your ability to perform a given job. How do you ensure that future success?

The short answer is by mastering soft skills and showing leadership qualities that have been proven to lead to job success. Come join as we discuss:

·      How to behave at work
·      How to ask for help properly
·      The importance of listening
·      Time management
·      Problem-solving... and more!

Why you need to know about this: Career success requires skills that enable you to display leadership, no matter your role or level in the organization. Master these skills and your career could achieve heights you never thought possible. (SEE ZOOM DETAIL BELOW)

Thurs, June 30th, 11:00 am - 12 pm: Franchising
Savvy Seeker Series with Harris Gubin!

Join us, as Harris Gubin, a franchise subject matter expert, helps you explore franchising as a potential opportunity for the next chapter in your life – one that offers the autonomy, financial stability, and the flexibility to do all the things you’re passionate about in life.

Have you dreamed about running your own business?

It’s easy to dream about being your own boss and controlling your own destiny. The tough part is making it happen. Franchising is one path to making your dream come true – and it’s never been more advantageous and possible than it is now. You’ve probably asked yourself:

·       Could I actually own my own business?
·       How do I determine the right path for me?
·       What are the pros and cons of owning a franchise?

Franchising is so much more than just fast-food. There are thousands of businesses in many industries—from Accounting to Travel-- that offer franchising opportunities.

Questions: Email us at


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Passcode: 828132

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New June Workshops for 50+Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups
New June Workshops for 50+Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups

Monday, May 2, 2022

New May Workshops for 50+Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups

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Hello Job Seeker!

We have an exciting line-up of 50+ Job Seekers events and workshops for May!

Tues, May 3rd, 10 am - 12 pm: G2G (Give to Get)

G2G is an open forum for Q&A, breakouts to work on homework assignments, and plenty of time to network and connect with fellow 50+ job seekers. Every attendee will have their name put on the Wheel of Names. You could win a free coaching session! (SEE ZOOM DETAIL BELOW)

Wed, May 4th, 2 - 4 pm: The Sociology of Aspirations

Savvy Seeker Series with Ofer Sharone!

Ofer Sharone researches career transitions, work and unemployment. His book, Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences, won the Zelizer Award in Economic Sociology and the Weber Award in Organizations, Occupation, Work (OOW). His current research with the Institute for Career Transitions focuses on strategies for supporting long-term unemployed job seekers.

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Join us as Ofer Sharone:


• Guides you in exploring the effects of some of the most typical social forces shaping our aspirations, from our closest social connections to our broad American culture.


• Helps you recognize lessons from your previous experiences and reflect on how you can apply those lessons


• Uses interactive exercises and peer-to-peer discussions to help you move toward greater clarity in your life/work plans. 


This event is being co-sponsored by 50+ Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups and Encore Boston Network.


Please register in advance for this event:

Tues, May 10th, 10 am - 12 pm: Cover Letters

Interactive Workshop

People are divided on cover letters. Do they matter? What makes for a good one? How do I even start?


Join us as we discuss cover letters. We'll present the cases for & against them, give you three suggested styles, and show you several that worked.


Why you need to know about this: The competition for jobs is fierce. A good cover letter can differentiate you from the rest of the applicants and thus improve your chances of being chosen for an interview.(SEE ZOOM DETAIL BELOW)

Thurs, May 12th, 11 am - 12 pm: Healing Through Music

Special Event with Stephen B Martin!

Stephen B Martin started out as a folksinger in the hard-nosed mid-60s Worcester folk scene. He was a member of the Boston Sound centerpiece Orpheus, who recorded 14 of his original compositions, including Congress Alley. In 1973, Stephen relocated to San Francisco, where he played in several popular groups and worked as a music therapist for Mission Mental Health Services. 

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Staying focused, energized, and enthusiastic in your job search is very difficult when you've experienced long-term unemployment.

·      Do you get bored bouncing from one job board site to the next every day?


·      Do all the job opportunities seem to be the same and not very appealing?


·      Are you feeling depressed over the endless rejection emails or ghosting from companies you have submitted applications (or even interviewed with)?


·      Would you like to learn ways to get back your spark?

The idea of music as a healing influence which could affect health and behavior is at least as old as the writings of Aristotle and Plato. Please join us as Stephen introduces you to ways you can incorporate music into your life to reduce stress and improve your overall well-being and productivity. You don't have to have a certain level of music ability. Everyone can choose the type of music engagement that makes their heart sing.

Please register in advance for this event:

Thurs, Apr 21st, 2 pm - 4 pm: Hiring Employer Event

Special Event with Lynne Herring, Leanne Rodd, and Kyle Quimby!

We invite you to join us to network with age-friendly hiring employers. This informal networking meeting will include brief presentations from each of the 3 representatives who have a variety of open opportunities. This is your opportunity to practice the interviewing skills we have discussed in past sessions. We will have breakout rooms following their brief presentations.


At this session you will meet Recruiters:


Charles River Labs     Lynne Herring, Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist

FlexProfessionals       Leanne Rodd, Director of Talent

NorthEast ARC            Kyle Quimby, Talent Acquisition Specialist


Visit their websites to see current openings!


Please register in advance for this event:

Tues, May 24th, 10 am - 12 pm: Closing & Negotiating the Deal

Interactive Workshop

Congratulations—You just received an offer! You've been unemployed for a while; so naturally you intend to accept. But you might want to pause. Negotiating for a better deal--without jeopardizing the offer on the table—might be easier than you think.


Join us to learn the art of closing and negotiating to obtain the deal you want and deserve while leaving the hiring manager still excited to have you join the team.


Why you need to know about this: Negotiating is a learned and useful skill that helps you get more while not offending other parties. Proper negotiating enables both you and your new employer to feel good—and that's something everyone wants when starting the next segment of their career journey. (SEE ZOOM DETAIL BELOW)

Thurs, May 26th, 11:00 am - 12 pm: Community Legal Aid

Savvy Seeker Series with Attorney Thomas Hulley!

Atty Thomas Hulley's first experience in public interest work was as an intern for the LSC office in Chicago, Legal Aid Chicago. After college, he served for a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. Thomas then moved to Nashville and worked for two years as an advocate at Disability Rights Tennessee. Thomas joined Community Legal Aid as their Staff Attorney, Elder Law, in 2021.

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Atty Hulley will speak on legal matters that impact 50+ community members, and the services Community Legal Aid and their Pro Bono Unit offer. 


Please register in advance for this event and bring your legal questions!

Questions: Email us at




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Saturday, April 9, 2022

Busy week for School Committee meetings

Yes, this is a busy week for School Committee meetings. If you happen to see one or more of them around, thank them for what they are doing!

  • Monday, Apr 11 - 8:15 AM
Special meeting School Committee - open meeting to go to directly to Executive session for negotiations (not a meeting for public attendance, needed to be posted to enable full committee participation)

  • Tuesday, Apr 12 - 6 PM
School Committee workshop - Superintendent's evaluation

  • Tuesday, Apr 12 - 7 PM
School Committee meeting - key vote on budget

  • Wednesday, Apr 13 - 5 PM
School Committee special meeting - interview candidate for superintendent

  • Thursday, Apr 14 - 6:30 PM  CANCELED
The 5th annual Legislative Forum 

Thursday, Apr 14  - the 5th annual Legislative Forum
Thursday, Apr 14  - the 5th annual Legislative Forum