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Rep. Kelly honored for efforts on behalf of older workers

Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., was honored by the Community Assistance Programs (CAPs) at a May luncheon, for her advocacy work on behalf of the unemployed mature adults. Kelly, who represents Homewood and Flossmoor in Congress, sponsored the Today’s American Dream Act bill in the House of Representatives that includes specific language to provide targeted programs to assist mature workers 55 and older with computer skills, resume writing and job training.  According to a survey by the American Association of Retired Persons, half of all mature workers unemployed during the Great Recession were still looking . . .

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