Employment Resources for Older Adults
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), is a community service and work-based training program for older workers. It was authorized by congress in Title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965 to provide subsidized, part-time, community service, work-based training for low-income persons aged 55 or older who have limited to no employment prospects.
Participants in the program work an average of 20 hours a week, and earn minimum wage. They are placed in a wide variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including day-care centers, senior centers, schools and hospitals. For information on this program, look under your state for the local contact details.
AARP Foundation (50 plus) WorkSearch Program , encourages employers to hire seniors through a no-cost to employer option. Employers are matched with qualified seniors, WorkSearch then pays the employees’ wages and workers compensation for two to four weeks during the training period. If a person successfully completes the training period they are hired directly by the employer. For more information about this program call 212-423-9922.
Click here to find the AARP location in your area: AARP by State
The Senior Job Bank, provides a job search engine specific to the older worker demographic. Senior Job Bank allows the user to search for jobs from occasional and part-time, to full-time employment in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NSUAD), is a national association of governmental agencies devoted to older persons. The NASUAD website provides information that affects the quality of life of older persons and includes information about health, federal and state legislation, employment opportunities, and care services. This network of agencies promotes and defends the rights of older workers and supports their continued contribution to the community.
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Incorporated focuses on the quality of life of older African American adults. Its website provides information and services regarding health, finance, Social Security, and employment. The NCBA's Senior Employment Program is associated with the U.S. Department of Labor's SCSEP and the SEE Program to provide meaningful community-based work for older African American adults.
The National Council on the Aging (NCOA), is a network of organizations that focuses on improving the quality of life of older adults. The NCOA provides leadership and training to assist older workers in developing new skills and is closely linked to programs such as Maturity Works, and SCSEP to place older workers in jobs of interest and personal meaning. The NCOA Web site also provides training materials and specific topic links related to issues concerning older workers.
Too Young to Retire is an online service that provides activity ideas to individuals who desire to remain active during their retirement years. This website offers useful information and links to newsletters, publications, and true stories that help older Americans manage their retirement lifestyle as well as occupational decisions.
BoomerCareer is a career publication that targets working professionals of the baby boom (1946-1964) generation. BoomerCareer.com provides a variety of informative articles on issues revolving around the career development of the baby boomer population as well as free résumé posting and a job search engine.
Experience Works, previously known as Green Thumb, is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to training and providing employment services for older workers. Programs offered by Experience Works are designed to provide older workers with training and knowledge to continue in personalized career paths.
Forty Plus, with chapters across the US, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to professionals in career transition. This organization provides training, peer support, networking opportunities, and seminars with expert speakers designed to assist middle-aged to senior professionals with successful career-transition decision making.
Workforce50,arms the older workforce with employment resources and career information to achieve their goals and help them to make the most of their talents.
Seniors4Hire, is a nationwide online career center for businesses that value a diverse workforce to actively recruit folks in the U.S. 50 and older, including retirees and senior citizens looking for a job and/or other ways to earn money. Membership is free for job seekers 50 and older.
Create a member profile, post your résumé, access the featured employer section, featured jobs area, nationwide jobs database, job notification service, and the jobs wanted section.
You’ll also find information on government programs and other valuable resources that are tailored just for mature members.
WiserWorker, provides employment opportunities and resources to seniors. Opportunities can be found for both hourly and salaried positions. In addition WiserWorker.com features a resource center for both employers and job seekers. Whether you’re unemployed or just looking for supplemental income to enhance your retirement experience you’ll find thousands of opportunities in dozens of industries.Jobs4.0 (Jobs 4 point 0) is a source of job opportunities for candidates 40 and over. Jobs4.0 means jobs at great companies that value diversity of experience. They work only with select companies that embrace the benefits that a more experienced worker can provide.
Jobs4.0’s mission is to post job opportunities that are open to workers of all ages. Every job on their site is verified and they do not pull jobs from other sources.