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Age of Opportunity Job and Volunteer Fair returns for 13th year

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - A job fair Tuesday aimed at connecting mature applicants with potential employers.

The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce held its 13th annual Age of Opportunity Job and Volunteer Fair at Oakwood Mall. Vendors offered a variety of options, from volunteer work on up to full time employment for older people looking to re-enter the workforce. Organizers say this year they noticed a jump in attendance.

"The majority of the people I've spoken to today have been laid off from their jobs, and they're looking for work. I think that the economy says a lot about today, and the increase in numbers of people that are looking for jobs," said Liz Anderson of Senior Citizens Employment.

Over 20 employers from the Chippewa Valley were on hand today. In addition to picking up applications, visitors could also learn about resume building and tips for job searching. 

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