What a Way to Make a Living!
If you love a productive day, you shouldn’t need to leave the workforce if you don’t want to. Your age shouldn’t affect your ability to get and keep a job. Plus, there are laws that protect against age discrimination in the workplace. The good news is that many employers value an experienced individual with sound judgment and strong work ethic for both their contributions to the company and their ability to mentor the next generation in the workforce.
Despite these advantages, some older adults find it difficult to find or keep employment. Or they may want to switch to a different job that better accommodates their changing abilities and lifestyle. As a result, there are several programs available in the community specifically for the mature worker.
Empowerline can help you find connections to jobs where you can be valued for your knowledge, confidence, and organizational skills.
Find work through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
If you are 55 or older, unemployed, and looking to re-enter the workforce, you may qualify for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The SCSEP serves qualified low-income persons who are 55 and older and have had challenges in obtaining employment. Eligible individuals work in part-time community service positions to provide them with current work experience with the goal of a longer term job. You can reach SCSEP services in our region by contacting our partner Legacy Link or call (770) 538-2650.
Find work through local Career Resource Center
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) and your Local Workforce Development Boards (known as WorkSource Georgia) can help you with your job search by plugging you in to their Career Resource Library. You can connect online and in person at Career Resource Centers around the state. All centers provide an orientation workshop for services as well as job search workshops. Other specialized workshop topics include Networking, Résumé Writing, Internet Job Search, Career Exploration, and Interviewing. Go online to Georgia Department of Labor’s website or WorkSource Metro Atlanta’s website for more detailed information and to find a local Career Center.
If you need more help in your search, contact empowerline for more information about opportunities for finding work regardless of your age.
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