The Corpus Christi area is home to several senior-friendly workplaces as well as education and training specifically for seniors. These age-friendly programs can help you get a jump on the job prospecting by preparing you for interviews and polishing your resume. There are also alternatives for Texas seniors available that you might be doing already, but didn’t know you are eligible for compensation.
If you are looking for age-friendly workplaces, try the Workforce50 job site senior-friendly-workplaces-in-chandler. You can search for job postings in Corpus Christi as well as the surrounding towns. The site currently lists dozens of job openings. You can find employment in industries like restaurants, trucking, health care, legal, hotels, retail, data entry, construction, education, government, insurance, and more.
The resource also lists informative content on topics of interest to seniors looking for work including resume writing, personal finance, and job transitioning.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) through the Texas Workforce Commission provides education and paid on-the-job training to low-income seniors, age 55 and over. Whether you need help with polishing your resume, preparing for an interview, or learning computer skills, the SCSEP can help you.
With the program, you are placed into a company or agency and paid during your training. You may work at a school, library, museum, local housing authority, government agency, non-profit organization, recycling center, historical site, or senior center.
Participants work 20 hours per week and earn the higher rate of either the federal minimum wage or the state minimum wage. Participants that are considered a “priority” are given preference. These include veterans and their eligible spouses, seniors age 65 and over, disabled seniors, seniors living in a rural area, homeless seniors, or seniors with limited English skills.
If you are currently caring for an aging loved one who is eligible for Medicaid, you could receive compensation through the Texas Medicaid Cash and Counseling Program. The program pays full-time caregivers for their services. Adult children and spouses qualify as caregivers.
You can learn more about the eligibility requirements at the local Medicaid office:
Department of Health and Human Services Department
4410 Dillon Lane #28
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
If your loved one is a veteran (or the spouse of a veteran), they may qualify for the VA Aid and Attendance pension. This benefit covers family caregiving services. To see if your loved one qualifies, you will need to contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Women considering opening a small business in Corpus Christi can apply for a business grant through the Texas Grant Watch. The site offers grants for women, aging and seniors, disabilities, community service, and more. The website currently lists 20 Texas grants for women.
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