Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Empowerment of older adults in employment readiness: A curriculum
by Garcia, Jessie, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 107; 1603756
Abstract (Summary)

Society values youth; this leaves the older population vulnerable to ageism especially when they are trying to find employment. Mature workers were greatly affected during the latest recession in 2007. Although older adults’ unemployment rate has lowered, older workers are experiencing longer weeks of unemployment than any other population. This thesis is a curriculum intended is to teach older adults how to present their skills and abilities for prospective employers. The curriculum aims to empower older adults who are seeking employment through a series of workshops that will be delivered in a group setting.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Campbell, Venetta
Commitee: Jennings, Lisa, Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work, Aging
Keywords: Curriculum, Employment readiness, Older adults, Older workers
Publication Number: 1603756
ISBN: 9781339235134
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