More adults are retiring later in life or working after retirement to supplement their income. If you are concerned about lacking specific skills in the marketplace due to your absence from the workforce, the resources available in Mesa can help. You can find classes, workshops, and on-the-job training in Arizona to help you gain new skills needed today.
You can find job listings for senior-friendly workplaces in Mesa and throughout Arizona with Workforce50. The site features a searchable database that allows you to look for jobs for seniors, part-time, and full-time jobs. You can also search for “favorite employers” in such industries as education, health care, government, insurance, and other fields.
You can also search the database at Senior Job Bank. You can search for jobs in the Mesa area with senior-friendly workplaces. You can also check out the Careers and Education tab to learn more about opportunities in Arizona.
If you are looking for on-the-job training and employment assistance, the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides employment opportunities to low-income seniors in Mesa. The companies and agencies that hire senior participants are contracted to provide paid on-the-job training. Participants are paid either the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is the higher current rate.
Not only will you receive paid training, but learn how to develop a resume, strengthen interview skills, and get up-to-date on technology that will land you a new job and additional income.
Amber Grants for Women in Arizona assists women of all ages in beginning a new business venture. You can use your retirement years to begin a small business if you have a great idea. Residents are eligible to apply for a business grant and funds are awarded on a monthly basis.
You can apply for a grant on the website as well as find links to other resources to help you get your business idea off the ground. You can learn more about starting your own business at the American Business Women’s Association of Arizona at (602)518-5376.
Do you have an aging loved one that you care for on a daily basis? You can now get paid for caregiving through your local Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) through Arizona’s Medicaid Program. Your aging loved one must receive Medicaid benefits (or be eligible) to qualify through the Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS).
Contact the office in Phoenix for more information:
801 E. Jefferson Street, MD 1600
Phoenix, AZ 85034
If the person you care for on a regular basis is a veteran, consider contacting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to ask about the VA Aid and Attendance benefit. Veterans that qualify receive a stipend to pay for caregiving services and can hire family or friends to provide that care.
Whether you are looking for a part-time job or the start of a new career, Arizona offers plenty of resources to get you started.
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