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  • Take the Boomer Den Fairness Challenge

    Take the Boomer Den Fairness Challenge By Frances J. Trelease I’ve been a staffing specialist for several years now, and I’ve had the pleasure to interact with employers and job seekers from many walks of life and socioeconomic levels. One thing has remained constant through these years. Once we get past the labels and categories […]

  • Reverse Mentoring – The Answer for Connecticut’s Seasoned Workers?

    PERSPECTIVE: Reverse Mentoring – The Answer for Connecticut’s Seasoned Workers? By Frances Trelease The idea first caught on a couple years ago, with the popularity of the movie “The Intern.”   In that film, A-list actor Robert DeNiro plays a retired professional who accepts an internship with a trendy online fashion company, to sharpen his skills […]

  • Is Your Adult Child Sending You to the Poorhouse?

    Is Your Adult Child Sending You to the Poorhouse? By Frances Trelease The word is out – parents nearing retirement should NOT sacrifice their financial stability by absorbing their adult children’s debt. Yet that advice – as sound as it is – bumps up against a starting reality. Today’s millennials – those born between the […]

  • Two Connecticut professors offer coaching to help students get hired

    Two Connecticut professors offer coaching to help students get hired By Frances Trelease The two adjunct professors saw it all the time. Former students – bright, sharp – would contact them, desperate for a job. They had the degree, they had the skills. The job market was good. But they had received no job offers. […]

  • Observation Status

    Observation Status By Frances J. Trelease Good news for seniors requiring hospital stays: Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy signed into law an “observation status” bill, HB 5535, that requires hospitals to tell patients whether their stay is classified as “observation status” or as traditi. onal inpatient. This distinction is important. The legislation, which takes effect October […]

  • The Hypocrisy of “Live and Let Live” or… When Did ‘Pile-On’ Become the Norm?

    PERSPECTIVE: The Hypocrisy of “Live and Let Live” or… When Did ‘Pile-On’ Become the Norm? By Frances Trelease In my role as college lecturer, I often confer with students on global current events. After all, under our current president, stories of conflicts are as plentiful as the proverbial Horn of Plenty. And sometimes we look […]

  • Reimagining Your Career at Age 50-Plus

    Reimagining Your Career at Age 50-Plus By Fran Trelease As recently as last year, an AARP study found that “nearly 2 in every 3 workers had either seen or experienced age discrimination in the workplace.” It’s a sobering statistic; but it doesn’t have to represent everyone’s story. April is National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month, so […]

  • Aftermath of a Death on the Highway

    Aftermath of a Death on the Highway By Frances J. Bender AS a patrol officer in his hometown of Fairfield for close to 20 years, Richard Nolfi was accustomed to stopping errant drivers, often checking for the presence of drugs or alcohol. As a father, Mr. Nolfi has spent the last seven months railing against […]