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Resources for Older Workers

 

DisabilityInfo.gov is a comprehensive, well-organized resource for job seekers, with information for older workers.

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) "Finding a Job that is Right For You", is an excellent 4-step approach that's full of usefull links to job-seeking resources.

AARP offers a list of over 40 employers (compiled by AARP) that actively seek older workers.

Seniors4hire is an online community for those 50 and older and the companies that want to recruit them. It has a list of stereotypes about older workers, along with the reality.

Wiserworker.com has job listings nationwide, listings of job fairs, and other resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Older Workers and Employment

If you’re in the second half of life, you’re in an ideal position to seek a new job. Unlike younger workers, you’ve had the time to learn what you’re good at, what you enjoy doing, and what kind of people you enjoy working with – and the confidence to persist in finding a job and coworkers that truly suit you.  

It’s true that some hiring managers will be hesitant upon meeting an older job candidate or one who also has a disability. Often you can put them at ease quickly, just by talking about the same things that all successful job seekers do – how you can help their business and how their department’s goals will be met more easily once they have you in place on their team.

Many hiring managers genuinely don’t care about your age. Others are excited to discover a mature, qualified candidate who has a track record – because they know from experience that it’s costly and time-consuming for them to start all over after training a junior person who doesn’t work out.

What information do you need to know as you move forward in seeking employment? Explore the resources at right to get answers and jumpstart your new career.

“So where can businesses find a dependable, steady workforce that has no plans to move up and out? A workforce dedicated to the job at hand and that takes pride in its work? Who will cost them less to hire, train and maintain? The answer? Older workers.”

-12 Benefits of Hiring Older Workers, Entrepreneur Magazine

“Dreams don’t have deadlines.”

-Mark Victor Hansen, author of How to Think Bigger Than You’ve Ever Thought Before