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Seniors Job Bank Opens 38th Year with New Officers, Board Members

Co-presidents Hank Boulton (l) and Dennis Carrithers (r) flank Executive Director Sheila Diamond. Submitted photo

The Seniors Job Bank, headquartered in West Hartford, has new co-presidents leading its board of directors.

Co-presidents Hank Boulton (l) and Dennis Carrithers (r) flank Executive Director Sheila Diamond. Submitted photo

Co-presidents Hank Boulton (l) and Dennis Carrithers (r) flank Executive Director Sheila Diamond. Submitted photo

By Bernie Weiss

The Seniors Job Bank has selected its 2017 officers and welcomed five new members to its Board of Directors. Co-presidents Henry Boulton, of Hartford and Dennis Carrithers, both of West Hartford, will be aided by Vice President Bob Cave of West Hartford, Treasurer Dale Wolfe of West Hartford, Assistant Treasurer Del Shilkret of Granby, and secretary Anne Dannaher of West Hartford.

Shilkret will also take a seat on the Board, together with Bob Calef of Bloomfield, Gail Crockett of West Hartford, Bernie Weiss of West Hartford, and Jennifer Wolfberg of Avon.

The Seniors Job Bank is a non-profit, volunteer driven community organization that connects people over age 50 seeking work to households, companies and other employers with work to be done. Assignments range from one-off repair calls to more traditional recurring and permanent part- and full-time jobs in offices, stores and other business settings, as well as at residences.

SJB maintains a database comprising approximately 500 service providers, all of whom have passed a background check, offering over 300 distinct vocational and professional skills. A client in need of assistance, upon calling SJB receives information about several service providers qualified to perform the specified tasks. The client evaluates the candidates, chooses one and negotiates compensation. There is no charge to either service provider or client for the referral.

According to Executive Director Sheila Diamond, in 2016 her office processed 1263 job referrals. While most involved residential projects such as domestic equipment fixes, property maintenance, plumbing, heating and landscaping, a record 215 referrals were made to commercial firms and public agencies that turned to SJB to fill positions.

Headquartered in West Hartford’s Town Hall, the Seniors Job Bank is a resource for the entire greater Hartford region. To request a service provider for your business or home, call 860-521-3210, email [email protected], or visit www.sjbct.org.

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