AARP Foundation WorkSearch, formerly AARP Senior Employment, now serves a broader range of mature job seekers with its new WorkSearch Assessment System, which identifies suitable job choices based on one's interests, personal characteristics, skills and experience.
The system offers quick tests to determine if one has the right skills for a job, online training programs to fill skill gaps and links to job openings by zip code. The WorkSearch Assessment System is available at no cost to job seekers over 50 years of age.
For job seekers 55 and older, who meet the federal low-income guidelines, AARP Foundation WorkSearch also offers paid training through its Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). SCSEP provides eligible enrollees with on-the-job experience to develop and update skills through paid training assignments at non-profit and public agencies.
The goal is to assist enrollees in obtaining permanent "unsubsidized" jobs in their community.
To learn more about the programs of AARP Foundation WorkSearch, call 812-232-2345. Private employers looking to hire mature dependable workers are also encouraged to call.