Mission: To empower and connect experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions.
40Plus is a non-profit, self-help organization offering a proven system of hands-on training, peer support, networking, volunteering, and talks by career experts.
OUR FAMOUS BEGINNINGS
40Plus was founded during the Great Depression. In 1939, Henry Simler, an executive with the Remington Rand company, created a “40 Plus Committee” at New York City’s Sales Executive Club to help over-40 executives who were having difficulty finding jobs.
Four American giants formed the New York organization’s first Advisory Board: Tom Watson, president and founder of IBM; James Cash Penney, founder of J.C. Penney & Co.; Arthur Godfrey, popular radio and TV personality; and Norman Vincent Peale, minister, inspirational speaker, and author of The Power of Positive Thinking. The concept spread to cities throughout the U.S.
They realized that a program combining training, motivation, and support, led by and for unemployed people, would work wonders. That's still true today.
For more information, go to the 40Plus Wikipedia entry.