Life is full of changes as you age, and some things aren’t as easy as they used to be including finding your perfect career. A 2015 AARP study discovered people over the age of 55 and older take longer to work than younger individuals, will earn less than previous jobs, and also work less. Jobs are out there for older adults, but it may take longer to find a good fit, require more skills, and demand support. Here are some resources in Greensboro to help you find a senior-friendly job.
The City of Greensboro Library offers a Job and Career Center, which includes resume assistance, career workshops, online career services, job research, and more. You can also set up a counseling appointment to help you get started or to answer any questions. Call 336.373.3764 or stop by the Central Library on N. Church Street for more information.
The AARP Foundation provides numerous resources specifically to help older adults find jobs. The AARP Foundation offers online resources and educational materials to help job seekers, including where and how to search for jobs, preparing for your job search, internet job searching, using social media, applying for jobs, preparing for an interview, and accepting a job.
NCWorks Career Centers help you find work and improve your skills to find a job in North Carolina. They offer services including career assessment, information on job fairs, training and education, job market details, job search assistance, resume preparation, interview practice, and computer access. All of these services are free.
The North Carolina Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) offers low-income seniors work through training and matching with local non-profit agencies, government agencies, schools, senior centers, and other organizations to update and learn skills. Participants work around 20 hours per week in a variety of community service jobs and get paid at least the federal minimum wage.
Each participant will also receive a career assessment, training path, and any needed tutoring. The ultimate goal is to get seniors employment outside of SCSEP after a year or two of training into positions such as customer service representative, child care provider, classroom aide, shipping associate, and more.
In North Carolina, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services administers the SCSEP program. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging to see if you qualify or for more information.
For veterans and spouses of veterans, North Carolina Workforce Veterans Service provides assistance through job search workshops, market conditions, and career guidance.
If you care for a family member, you may be eligible to receive market rate pay for your caregiving through Cash and Counseling programs, the VA Aid and Attendance Pensions, and some long-term care insurance policies.
You can also start your own business and be your own boss. For information on starting this venture, the Small Business Administration North Carolina District Office provides numerous resources to help you start your dream job.
There are several resources available to get the training, support, and guidance you need to find the right job in Greensboro.
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