With more seniors working past traditional retirement age, more resources are available to Dayton seniors in the historical city and surrounding areas. Whether you are looking for a part-time job, education and training, or starting a small business during your Golden Years, Dayton has what you are looking for in the marketplace.
Greater Dayton Works is an online resource to find jobs within the city. You can find full and part-time positions as well as contracting jobs. The site also offers resume writing services.
The Community Action Partnership for Dayton provides seniors with computer literacy training and workforce development, including:
An assessment of your strengths and skills Resumes Job search assistance Employment readiness Interviews Transportation Professional attire assistance
The workforce development program helps to bridge the gap between a lack of skills and gainful employment. If you are feeling unsure with the technological changes, the computer literacy training is a free class to teach you the basics or to enhance your computer skills. The classes are free and meet for two hours three days per week for a three week period. To learn more, call (937)-341-5000, ext. 125.
Federally funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is available to Ohio residents and authorized by the Older Americans Act. The program helps low-income seniors age 55 and older who are unemployed with poor job opportunities by providing training and job placement. The participants work an average of 20 hours per week at minimum wage with the goal of eventually moving into gainful employment with the skills and training they learned.
SCSEP partners with nonprofits, government offices, and public facilities to hire for positions as aides, assistants, clerical workers, maintenance workers, and more. The program also provides workshops to teach resume building and interpersonal skills to help with the interview process, working with co-workers as well as the public. If you think you may qualify for SCSEP, contact the Montgomery County office at Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley at (937)-461-4800.
Dayton is known for its innovation. If you are considering starting a small business in Ohio, you may be interested in the Small Business Development Centers in Ohio. The local chapters meet at the following Dayton locations:
Ohio SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center 714 E. Monument Ave. Phone (937)-281-0118
Ohio SBDC at Wright State University Rike Hall 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy Phone (937)-775-3487
If you are currently caring for an aging veteran, the VA Aid and Attendance benefit will pay cash for the vet’s care if they qualify. Contact the Veterans Administration for more information.
Ohio Medicaid has a similar program called the Cash and Counseling Program. The program pays a family member to care for the Medicaid eligible aging loved one. The local Medicaid office can provide more information and an application.
The City of Invention and Innovation is home to more working seniors than ever before and offers resources to help you stay in the workforce for as long as possible.
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