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Senior-Friendly Workplaces in Irvine

Things may move a lot slower these days for you. Finding a job may be no different. A 2015 study conducted by AARP found seniors took longer to find a job than younger individuals, earned less money than in previous jobs, and worked fewer hours. There are jobs suited for older adults, but they may take more time to find. Here are some resources in Irvine and online to help you locate that senior-friendly job.

Job Assistance

CalJobs is a site dedicated to helping Californians find careers by offering job searches, education services, resume builders, job market trends, career planning, follow-up training, and more.  Call 1.800.758.0398 to learn more or find a career center near you.

The One-Stop Centers in Orange County offers job search workshops to assist with resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, and job search assistance. You can also get individual assessments to customize your career planning with counseling. You can get free computer support.  Visit your local One-Stop Center for more information.

The AARP Foundation provides online training resources to help older adults find jobs. These resources include information on searching for jobs, using the Internet, utilizing social media, creating a resume, applying for jobs, preparing for an interview, and accepting a job.

SeniorJobBank.org is another online job bank that posts jobs specifically for those over the age of 50.  Since 1975, SeniorJobBank provides various job postings for both part-time and full-time careers.  The site also offers information to aid your search by highlighting job categories that are in high demand for your area.

Getting Paid to Learn

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a program for low-income seniors to learn and update skills while being paid federal minimum wage. This program matches participants with area non-profits, government agencies, schools, senior centers, and other organizations.  Participants will work in a variety of community jobs for about 20 hours per week to learn new skills.

Each member receives a personalized career assessment that includes a training plan and any needed tutoring.  The goal is to get participants jobs outside of the SCSEP program after at least six months to two years of training. Positions participants may be eligible for include customer service representative, child care provider, classroom aide, computer technician, building maintenance worker, and more.

The California Department of Aging, through local Area Agencies on Aging, operate SCSEP in California. To see if you qualify, contact your local Area Agency on Aging.

Additional Help

For veterans and spouses of veterans, CalVet Veteran Services offers career guidance, job placement assistance, job search workshops, and job market information.

If you provide care for a family member, you may be eligible to get paid the market rate pay in your area through programs such as  Cash and Counseling, the VA Aid & Attendance Pensions, and some long-term care insurance policies.

You could start a new venture big or small while being your boss. The U.S. Small Business Administration Los Angeles District Office can help you get started with various resources including funding, business plans, and tips on managing.

There are several resources both online and in Irvine to get you the help, resources, and training you need to get the perfect job for you.

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