About Us

40PLUS of Southeastern Wisconsin, began in 1976 as the Dr. William Needler Job Forum.

40PLUS’s continuous commitment of job seeker “support” includes: accountability & support groups meetings. Meetings are offered on Monday, Friday and Saturday mornings, occasionally on Wednesday evening and periodic workshops all of which are hosted by experienced volunteers, enabling networking, providing coaching and support to attending job seekers.

Statistical research suggests that older job seekers may face additional struggles in job search due to: “ageism bias”, proficiency with rapidly changing technology and being perceived as over-qualified.

Our guiding principles, our Mission, Vision and Core Values as stated in the 40PLUS Bylaws are :

Mission and Vision  
The mission of 40PLUS is to be a self-help, free resource and advocate for job seekers in career and job transition in Southeastern Wisconsin. The vision of the Corporation is that we believe “Putting Experience To Work” changes lives.

The Core Values of the Corporation to reach its mission and vision are :

– Empowerment : Equip job seekers with best practices, tools, and confidence to achieve successful employment.

– Accountability : Facilitate peer to peer and group interaction to promote self-awareness, continuous growth, and goal achievement.

– Safe Environment : Ensure a safe and trusting environment where empathy and openness are encouraged in order to increase self-awareness.

– Relevant : Stay current and connected to inspire job seekers to do the same.

As stated by a past Exec. Dir. of 40PLUS, Ron Mulvaney :
Folks, this is a Sales Job. You only have to make one sale.”
And you are the product you are selling.

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