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People Everywhere Are Working for the Greater Good in the Second Half of Life
- For Immediate Release -
  Oct 21, 2009

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Coate, jcoate@civicventures.org
415-222-7490

Former New York Times Columnist Marci Alboher
Joins Civic Ventures' Encore Careers Campaign
Expert on Workplace Trends and Career-Switching to Help
Millions of Boomers Find Meaningful Work in the Second Half of Life

SAN FRANCISCO – Civic Ventures, a think tank on boomers, work, and social purpose, has hired Marci Alboher, one of the nation's top experts on career issues and workplace trends, to help boomers searching for encore careers.

A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, Alboher is the author of One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success (Warner Books, 2007). She is a regular contributor to the "The Takeaway" on public radio, writes the blog "Working the New Economy" for Yahoo!, and has appeared on or been quoted by many other outlets including The Today Show, MSNBC, The Nightly News, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, National Public Radio, More Magazine, and USA Today.

As a senior fellow for Civic Ventures, Alboher will lend her expertise – in the form of columns, blogs, interviews, and educational curricula – to the millions of boomers who want work combining personal meaning, continued income, and social impact.

"For so many people, searching for an encore career is a DIY project," says Civic Ventures CEO and founder Marc Freedman. "We need to find ways to make it easier to transition from the end of a midlife career to the beginning of a new stage of work – one that can last 10 or 20 years, provide great personal rewards, and fill critical societal needs. Marci will be a critical voice in our efforts to reach out to job seekers."

Alboher is an advisor and mentor editor for The Op-Ed Project, an initiative that seeks to expand public debate by enlarging the pool of women experts who are accessing (and accessible to) the top media outlets and online forums. She holds an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University where she was on the law review.

Alboher started her new assignment on October 19, 2009.

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Ask not...the sixties generation turns 60
Ask not...the sixties generation turns 60

The first baby boomers turning 60 are the same generation that John F. Kennedy famously challenged to ask themselves what they could do for their country. This same generation is now positioned to lead another social movement based on sharing life experience. They couldn't come along at a better time.


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