More seniors are searching for work after retirement than ever before with the influx of aging Baby Boomers. However, many may feel unsuitable for the positions available due to age, lapse in employment, or a lack of technological skills. If you are looking for a job to fund your Golden Years, Fresno offers employment services that will maximize your experience and skills. The city also offers programs to help you create and polish a resume and prepare for an interview.
The Workforce Connection One-Stop Centers can help prepare you for the job market in Fresno. At the center, you can receive education and increase your skill set with the goal of making yourself more valuable to today’s marketplace. You are free to use the center’s equipment and attend workshops to learn how to qualify job listings and create an updated resume. The center can provide you with referrals to agencies and Fresno resources to make the job search easier.
If you are interested in the employment and education services that the Workforce can provide, contact the Fresno County office at:
3302 N. Blackstone Avenue Suite 155 Manchester Center Mall Fresno, CA 93726 Phone (559)-230-3600
You can also find jobs and get online assistance at CalJOBS, America’s Job Center of California. The site is provided by the Employment Development Department (EDD) and offers Veterans employment and training resources to increase their skills and get them back into the civilian workplace. Veterans also receive priority for service job referrals.
CalJOBS can provide Fresno seniors with online access to labor market information, job listings, and information regarding training programs. The site is user-friendly to older workers since more employers are in need of the experience seniors have to offer.
Low income seniors in Fresno can get on-the-job training at the Parlier Senior Center. The center works closely with the Agency on Aging as one of many facilities that offer training through SER National, the largest Latino direct services organization. SER National is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and operates the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).
SCSEP works with nonprofits and public facilities to provide senior employment to the diverse senior population in Fresno. You can update your skills and resume while working full or part-time. Since SCSEP falls under the Older Americans Act, you must be of low-income status or no more than 125 percent of the federal poverty level. You also must be age 55 or older to qualify, unemployed, and have poor employment opportunities.
Other alternatives exist to increase income for seniors. California’s Medicaid Cash and Counseling Program can provide you with a stipend if you are caring for an aging friend or family member covered by Medicaid. The VA Aid and Attendance may also pay you to care for an aging vet. Check with your local Medicaid office or Veterans Administration to see if you qualify for these programs.
With so many options available in Fresno, you can find the perfect job to match your experience and skills, and still enjoy your retirement.
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