Losing your job can create difficulties, but losing your job when you’re over the age of 55 can be overwhelming. AARP has conducted a sobering survey that demonstrates this clearly. According to the report, job-seekers over age 55 will have a harder time finding new employment, and will both make less money and work fewer hours than they did in their previous position.
Finding new employment can seem an impossible task for senior citizens in Las Vegas, but it doesn’t have to be. There are a plethora of organizations, services, and other senior employment resources that Las Vegas seniors can utilize to make finding paying employment a smooth process.
Read further to familiarize yourself with all the great resources available to you as a job-seeking Las Vegas senior citizen.
Las Vegas seniors can use resource guides like Workforce 50, which is a career site for the 55+ community. You’ll find many informative articles and a fast job search function that will let you tailor your search for a specific geographic local, trade, or industry.
Las Vegas seniors can also use the One-Stop Career Center, which is a free service of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation. The center will provide many services to help Las Vegas seniors to identify job and job-training opportunities in Nevada.
A great way to get valuable experience, network, and demonstrate your value to an organization is volunteering. There are many government-run, public, and private organizations that will gladly accept you as a volunteer. Many volunteer situations can advance into paid employment if you make your desire for a paid job known, and demonstrate your value as an employee in your volunteer position.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is this country’s oldest program to help low-income and unemployed people aged over 55 to get gainful employment.
The SCSEP will provide program participants with around 20 hours of paid on-the-job training. Participating seniors can look forward to being placed in a wide range of challenging positions such as non-profit organizations, state/federal agencies and even local schools.
You’ll learn new skills in areas like education, customer service, shipping, and retail service. Program seniors will receive a comprehensive career assessment, job training roadmap, and tutoring.
If you want to find out more, visit America’s Service Locator and search for the SCSEP office nearest to you.
The United States Veterans Initiative will help 55+ Las Vegas seniors to find satisfying and productive work. Their job assistance program is intended to assist veterans in finding and keeping jobs by dealing with the variety of issues they face, including an absence of marketable skills.
Medicaid’s Cash and Counseling program could pay someone who provides full-time care to a family member the market rate for those services. You can also look into the VA Aid and Attendance Pension or a long-term care insurance policy that will allow family members to be paid for helping.
Use the information in this guide to make getting back into work a smooth and less stressful transition.
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