Whether you have been away from the workforce for one year after retirement or for two decades, the resources available in the Gilbert area can help you land a part-time (or full-time) job to supplement your income. The senior resources offered throughout the city and Arizona provides older adults with necessary education and on-the-job training to help you learn new skills for the marketplace, including senior-friendly computer classes.
You can search for local jobs through the Senior Job Bank. Simply enter your city and state into the search tool and the site will list dozens of open positions with senior-friendly workplaces in the Gilbert area. You can search by job title and industry.
Workforce50 is another site that allows you to search for jobs in Gilbert and the surrounding areas. If you are looking for additional resources and other information, the site offers content on topics like job transitioning, writing a resume, personal finances, and finding your purpose. You can also find a list of recommended books and trade publications as well as career and education resources.
If you need help applying for a job or preparing for an interview, you may want to check out the local paid training resources.
Many retired seniors need paid on-the-job training or help with resume writing, interview skills, or computer skills after a long period outside the workforce. The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) website recommends the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program was created to provide training for part-time work with companies and agencies contracted with SCSEP.
Participants are considered low-income due to poverty guidelines and are paid either the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher while working 20 hours per week. You can apply for SCSEP through the DES website.
Arizona women looking to start a small business during retirement can apply for grants through the Amber Grants for Women of Arizona. The grants are awarded monthly to female residents that qualify. You can also use the website as a source for small business, financing, and grant tips as well as find links to additional resources and various grants. You can contact the American Business Women’s Association of Arizona at (602)518-5376 or the Small Business Development Center of Arizona at (480)731-8720.
If you are a family caregiver to a veteran, the VA Aid and Attendance benefit may pay for your services if your loved one qualifies. Your loved one should contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for eligibility information.
Family caregivers may qualify for payment through Arizona Medicaid and the Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS). This program is for older seniors eligible for Medicaid and caregivers willing to commit to the eligibility process and screening. For more information, contact your local ALTCS office or call the Phoenix office at (602)417-6600.
Whether you are looking for a part-time job to supplement your income or start a new business in Gilbert, Arizona offers several resources to get you started.
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