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Senior-Friendly Workplaces in Toledo

As you age, you find that life brings a lot of change whether it is to your appearance or your career. A 2015 study conducted by AARP found seniors take more time to find a job than younger individuals, earn less than in previous jobs, and work fewer hours. There are jobs available for seniors, but they may take longer to find. Here are some resources in Toledo to land a perfect job for you.

Job Resources for Seniors

OhioMeansJobs is a program through the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.  This program offers assistance for job seekers including career counseling, training and education, job market analysis, job matching, job search assistance, job market review, follow-up training, and more.  All of these services are free. Contact your local OhioMeansJobs Center today to learn more.

The AARP Foundation provides various resources to help older adults find jobs. AARP Foundation offers online resources and educational materials to help job seekers with their job search, including where and how to find jobs, Internet job searching, constructing a resume, applying for jobs, preparing for an interview, and accepting a job.

The Toledo Lucas County Library offers assistance with job searches by providing computer training, updating your resume, and education on how to apply online for jobs.

SeniorJobBank.org helps adults over the age of 50 find employment. Established in 1975, SeniorJobBank offers various postings from part-time to executive careers.  The average age of visitors is 57.  The site also provides information to assist you with your search including which job categories are most popular with seniors in the area.

Get Paid While You Learn

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) offers low-income seniors programs to learn and update skills while being paid by matching participants with local non-profit agencies, government agencies, schools, senior centers, and other organizations.  Participants work in a variety of community jobs for about 20 hours per week and get paid federal minimum wage.

Each participant will also receive a career assessment, a plan for training, and any needed career guidance. The goal is to get participants jobs outside of the SCSEP program after at least six months to two years of training into positions such as customer service representative, childcare provider, classroom aide, computer technician, building maintenance worker, and more.

In Ohio, the Ohio Department of Aging manages and administers the SCSEP program.  To see if you qualify or for more details, contact your local Area Agency on Aging.

More Help Available

For veterans and spouses of veterans, Ohio’s Workforce Veterans Service provides assistance to veterans by offering career guidance, job search workshops, military skill translators, and job market information.

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

If you have a business idea, you could become your own boss.  The U.S. Small Business Administration offers several resources to help you start your new venture whether it’s big or small.

You can find several resources in Toledo to find a senior-friendly workplace whether you just need help locating a job or if you want to improve your skills to land a new job.

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