The Baby Boomer generation is working past retirement to supplement their income. Many older adults choose to work part-time or begin a new career, not only for a change of pace but to make ends meet due to a monthly fixed income. Thankfully you can find plenty of senior resources in the Glendale area, including senior-friendly job listings and career services.
If you are not sure where to begin searching for senior-friendly workplaces, check out the Seniors Resource Guide. The site lists employment resources that include well-known job sites that list positions in Arizona. It also lists the contact information for additional resources, like Workforce Connections and the Area Agency on Aging.
Workforce50 is another resource that hosts a searchable database of companies and job openings with age-friendly practices. You can search for jobs either by entering your city and state or search through the “favorite employers” list that includes companies and agencies in education, health care, government, insurance, or other industries.
Senior Job Bank is another website with job listings from senior-friendly workplaces. You can find dozens of positions in Glendale and the surrounding areas, like Mesa and Scottsdale. The site also provides users with information regarding careers and education.
If you need to be paid on-the-job training or assistance with resume writing, interview skills, or computer training, the Arizona Department of Economic Security can point you to the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program employs qualified low-income seniors age 55 and over and provides training to prepare you for part-time work. The companies and agencies are contracted with SCSEP to demonstrate age-friendly practices.
Participants are paid either the federal or state minimum wage depending on which is the current higher rate and typically work 20 hours per week. You can follow the link on the AZ Department of Economic Security website to apply today.
You may qualify for a program through the Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) from Arizona Medicaid if you enjoy caring for older seniors in the Glendale area. In order to qualify, the aging senior must be eligible for Medicaid. You can contact your local ALTCS office for more information or the office in Phoenix:
801 E. Jefferson Street. MD 1600
Phoenix, AZ 85034
If the older senior is a veteran, you may receive money for caregiving services through the VA Aid and Attendance. Contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for more information and for eligibility.
Older women with dreams of starting a small business after retirement can contact the Amber Grants for Women of Arizona. The monthly grants are open to female residents. You can research information regarding the application process, financing, small business, and various grants as well as links to additional resources. Contact the American Business Women’s Association of Arizona at (602)518-5376 to learn more about starting and financing a small business in Glendale.
With so many resources throughout the state, you shouldn’t have trouble finding ways to increase your income living in Glendale.
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