If you’ve recently retired and need to supplement your income, there are workplaces in the Tempe area that are senior-friendly. You can also find plenty of resources to help you strengthen your resume as well as learn new skills, so you always put your best foot forward to land that new job. Now is the best time to start a new career or work part-time for additional income.
The Seniors Resource Guide provides residents with community employment resources. It lists various job listing websites that offer senior-friendly job opportunities. It also lists the contact information for other resources like The Area Agency on Aging, Arizona Women’s Education and Employment, and Easter Seals (located in Tempe).
You can also locate senior-friendly workplaces at Senior Job Bank and Workforce50. Both websites feature searchable databases to locate jobs in and around Tempe. You can research various topics such as resume writing, job transitions, personal finance, and finding a purpose.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) pays low-income seniors age 55 and older for training and part-time employment with companies and agencies contracted with the program. Seniors that qualify are paid the higher wage from either federal or state minimum wage. These positions are available for about 20 hours per week.
The SCSEP not only provides on-the-job training, but also the enrichment and learning of new skills. Within the program, you will learn how to create and polish a resume, prepare for an interview, and learn new technology that will open doors for you in the marketplace throughout Arizona. You can learn more about the program on the Arizona Department of Economic Security website.
Although the Arizona Department of Economic Security Division of Aging and Adult Services does not cover paid caregiving for family and friends, you can contact your local Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) which is Arizona’s Medicaid Program. In order to qualify, your aging loved one must already receive Medicaid benefits or is eligible to begin coverage through the Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS).
You can contact the office in Phoenix for more information:
801 E. Jefferson Street, MD 1600
Phoenix, AZ 85034
If you have an idea for a new business, consider looking into Amber Grants for Women. The program awards monthly grants to women in Arizona and across the country. You can also find other resources and links to learn more about financing a small business. To learn more, you can visit the website or contact the Small Business Development Center of Arizona at (480)731-8720, or visit the office at 2411 West 14th Street, Suite 114 in Tempe.
If your aging loved one is a veteran, the VA Aid and Attendance benefit may pay you to care for them in their home. Contact Veterans Affairs to learn more.
Arizona offers resources to help you earn that extra income you need to make your Golden Years better.
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