Great things can take time, and that’s the case for finding a job when you are older. A 2015 study conducted by AARP found seniors need more time to find a job than younger individuals, can earn less than previous jobs, and work fewer hours. There are jobs suited for seniors, but they may take a little while to find. Here are some resources in Chula Vista and online to help you find that job.
CalJobs is a site dedicated to helping Californians find careers by offering job searches, education services, resume builders, job market trends, career planning, follow-up training, and more. Call 1.800.758.0398 to learn more or find a career center near you.
The AARP Foundation provides online educational materials to help older adults find jobs. These resources include information and tips on where and how to search for jobs, Internet job searching, using social media, constructing a resume, creating a job search plan, applying for jobs, preparing for an interview, and accepting a job.
SeniorJobBank.org is another online job bank that specializes in helping adults over 50 find employment. Since 1975, SeniorJobBank has specialized in various job postings for both part-time and full-time careers. The average age of visitors is 57. The site also offers information to assist you with your search including which job categories are most popular with seniors.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a program for low-income seniors to learn and update skills while being paid federal minimum wage. This program matches participants with area non-profits, government agencies, schools, senior centers, and other organizations. Participants will work in a variety of community jobs for about 20 hours per week to learn new skills.
Each participant receives a personalized career assessment that includes a training plan and any needed tutoring. The goal is to get participants jobs outside of the SCSEP program after at least six months to two years of training. Positions participants may be eligible for include customer service representative, child care provider, classroom aide, computer technician, building maintenance worker, and more.
The California Department of Aging, through local Area Agencies on Aging, operate SCSEP in California. To see if you qualify, contact your local Area Agency on Aging.
For veterans and spouses of veterans, CalVet Veteran Services offers career guidance, job placement assistance, job search workshops, and job market information.
If you provide regular care for a family member, you may be eligible to get paid market rate pay for your caregiving through programs such as Cash and Counseling, the VA Aid & Attendance Pensions, and some long-term care insurance policies.
If you have a business idea, you could start this venture and make your own rules. The U.S. Small Business Administration San Diego District Office can help you get started with various resources including funding, business plans, and tips on managing.
There are several resources in Chula Vista and online to help you get the job you want whether you need more guidance, training, or just a job search engine.
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