Who says your work life has to end after retirement? Whether you are looking for something to do or need to add income to make ends meet, you can find opportunities for work and education in Garland. With technology at an all-time high, finding senior-friendly workplaces is easy. The Garland area also offers education and paid training to help you succeed and meet your needs.
The Senior Source provides Texans with resources and has been doing so for 50 years. You can find links to resources in categories like Elder Support and Caregiver, Guardianship, and Money Management, Nursing Homes and Assisted Living, Senior Employment, Senior Volunteers, and more. The site also keeps a job board for seniors looking for age-friendly workplaces.
Workforce50 is a helpful job listing database with informative content about resume writing, personal finance, and job transitioning. The site currently lists over four dozen job openings in the Garland area. You can also search for jobs based on “favorite employers” in industries like education, health care, government, and insurance. If you are looking for more information about careers as a senior, Workforce50 features a listing of favorite books, book reviews, and trade publications.
You can find paid on-the-job training through the Texas Workforce Commission and the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program is for low-income seniors, age 55 and above, who need assistance with computer technology, resumes, and job interviews. The community program educates participants to prepare them for the workforce.
The companies and agencies are contracted with SCSEP and include government agencies, non-profit organizations, schools, libraries, historical sites, recycling centers, senior centers, museums, local housing authorities, and more.
Participants earn the minimum wage for either the federal rate or the state rate, depending on the higher wage, and work approximately 20 hours per week.
Were you aware that you can get paid for taking care of your aging loved one, whether that is a parent or spouse? Texas Medicaid’s Cash and Counseling Program “hires” family members to work as full-time caregivers, but your loved one must be eligible for Medicaid to qualify.
You can contact your local Medicaid office to learn more:
Health and Human Services
1919 S. Shiloh Rd
Garland, TX 75042
If your loved one is a veteran and you provide full-time care, the VA Aid and Attendance benefit can provide a stipend to cover your time. Your loved one must be a veteran or the spouse of a veteran and meet eligibility requirements to qualify. Check with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to see if they qualify.
Women looking to start a business after retirement can check with the Texas Grant Watch for information on 20 Texas grants. The site also has grants available for aging and seniors, disabilities, community service, and more.
Finding a new job in Garland doesn’t have to be difficult and learning new skills can be easy with so many opportunities available in Texas.
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