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Senior-Friendly Workplaces in Norfolk

As things change, you will find some things may move slower, including finding a job. A 2015 study conducted by AARP reported seniors took longer to find a job than younger individuals, earned less money than they used to, and worked fewer hours. There are jobs suited for seniors available, but they may take longer to locate. Here are some resources in Norfolk and online to help you find that job suited to you in your “Golden Years.”

Job Search Resources

Virginia Workforce Commission helps Virginians find careers by offering job searches, education services, resume builders, job market trends, career planning, follow-up training, and more.  For more information, call 1.866.832.2363.

Norfolk Public Library provides resources to search for jobs, write a strong resume, and career information.  You can also get computer training and assistance at the library.

The AARP Foundation provides online educational resources to help seniors 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.  

Learn on the Job and Get Paid

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a program for low-income seniors to learn and update skills while earning a modest income. This program matches participants with area non-profits, government agencies, schools, senior centers, museums, and other organizations.  Participants will work in a variety of community jobs for about 20 hours per week to learn and develop a new skill and add experience to their resume.

Each participant receives a personalized career assessment that includes a training plan. The goal is to get participants a job outside of the SCSEP program after a year or two of training. Positions participants may be eligible for after completing the SCSEP program include customer service representative, child care provider, classroom aide, computer technician, maintenance worker, and more.

In Virginia, the Virginia Division of Aging manages and administers the SCSEP program.  

More Help for You

For veterans and spouses of veterans, the Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs offers career guidance, job placement assistance, job search workshops, and job market information.  You can visit the Norfolk Benefits Office for more details.

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.

Now maybe is the time to start your own venture whether it’s small or large.  The Small Business Virginia District Office has resources to help you get started with various resources including funding, business plans, and tips on leading and growing a business.

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

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