Conference designed to aid in career transitions

A conference designed to help people interested in changing careers will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford.

Sponsored by several local organizations, including Southern Oregon University and Rogue Community College, the Career Transformations session will offer information for mid-career people who feel frustrated, unfulfilled or stuck in their careers, or who have seen a career path vanish in the economic turmoil and are ready for a career change.

Speakers will include Geneva Craig, a representative with AARP and the clinical program coordinator of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Rogue Regional Medical Center. Also speaking will be Ainoura Oussebec, a workforce analyst with the WorkSource Oregon Employment Department. She will discuss growth areas for the Rogue Valley, including emerging markets and in-demand jobs.

Panel discussions will include stories of transition, emerging/hot careers and employers' perspective.

Workshops will include finding work past age 50, building a personal brand, finding a new direction, making self employment work, and assessment and online resources.

Advance registration is encouraged. Cost is $10. For information or to register, visit or call 541-552-6899.

The conference is sponsored by SOU, RCC, Southern Oregon Media Group, Work Source Oregon Employment Department, The Job Council, Jackson County Library Services and AARP.

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