I am a student at the STI/HRDE facility at the committee on aging
in Spencer. As a former employee at the Kellwood plant I look to my
future with some dread considering the job availability in our area of the
Will I be able to find employment? Who knows, but I believe that I
should get every consideration when I apply for a job. Thus my reason for
I am in a class of 17 women. Most are not twenty-ish and few are
even thirty-ish. I am sending this letter in response to some disturbing
information that we recently received; our age seems to be a problem when it
comes to the Federal Government seeing us as potential employees.
We were told by a representative from CRI who is working in
conjunction with the Workforce Investment Board that a panel representing
the future prison in Glenville would be having a seminar to discuss
opportunities for employment on June 26th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
You can imagine
our excitement when we were told that secretarial positions would start at
$30,000 annually. The excitement was short-lived when the announcement was
followed by the news that in order to be eligible for the secretarial
position the applicant must be below the age of 37.
We have not been
able to speak to anyone that could confirm this information. Could
you investigate and see if there is any need for we, who are beyond this
age, to attend this seminar?