Employment Opportunities for Seniors

Introduction

The Business & Career Library is a valuable resource for older adults seeking work and volunteer. Use this brochure to find organizations and institutions with job and volunteer listings, as well as online and electronic resources on a range of topics of interest to seniors.

Find other resource guides produced by the Business & Career Library at http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/ejic/resource-guides

Work and Volunteer
AARP Foundation
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
159 20th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11232
718.834.1100
Get help entering or re-entering the job market. For adults age 55 and older who meet low-income requirements and are Brooklyn residents.         
 
Community Service Society
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
105 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
212.254.8900
Meaningful, invigorating programs and volunteer assignments for adults age 55 and older. Trained volunteers offer counseling on finding appropriate benefits and programs.
 
NYC Department for the Aging
Foster Grandparent Volunteer Program
2 Lafayette Street, Second Floor
New York, NY, 10007
212.442.3117
Seniors age 60 and older serve as mentors, tutors, and caregivers for children and youth with special needs. Offers a non-taxable stipend. Participants must meet low-income eligibility to qualify.
 
NYC Department for the Aging.
Senior Employment Services (SES)
220 Church Street, Room 324
Entrance at 40 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
212.442.1355
Assists NYC residents age 55 and older seeking work opportunities. Services include computer and customer service training and job placement. Participants must meet low-income eligibility and be unemployed and interested in obtaining a part- or full-time job.
 
NYC Service
253 Broadway, Eighth Floor
New York, NY 10007 (main office)
 
100 Gold Street, Second Floor
New York, NY 10038 (Interview)
212.788.7550
Match your expertise to volunteer assignments in public and nonprofit agencies.
 
ReServe
1440 Broadway, Suite 1601
New York NY 10018
212.710.9220
Connects experienced professionals age 55 and older with a variety of part-time opportunities in nonprofits, schools and public agencies. All positions include a modest stipend.  Sign up for an orientation session on ReServe’s website. 
Internet Links
AARP
Information on job searches, employee rights and benefits, self-employment, retirement planning and more.
 
Encore Careers
Provides free information on transitioning to work in the nonprofit world and the public sector.
 
PrimeCB.com
Search for jobs, post your resume, find the latest news on companies and industries, sign up for job alerts, get tips on resume writing and more.
 
Retirementjobs.com
Search for full-time, part-time and flexible jobs from senior-friendly employers. Find tips on resumes, job searches and interviewing. There are also links for those interested in volunteering, consulting, self-employment, starting a business and seeking a board seat.
 
Seniors4Hire.
A nationwide, online career center for job seekers over 50 featuring businesses that actively recruit and hire older workers, retirees and senior citizens. Free membership.
 
Senior Job Bank
For adults over 50 interested in full-time, part-time, temporary, or volunteer work. New positions are posted daily.
 
SeniorNet
Listings by state of low-cost computer classes and various online resources including basic computer tutorials. A retired technology volunteers program matches technology-savvy volunteers with nonprofits. Small membership fee applies.
 
Workforce50.com
A job board and career site with job listings from employers specifically interested in recruiting from the over-50 workforce.
 
YourEncore
Recruits retired scientists, engineers, and product developers to contribute their expertise to short-term projects for member companies.