Employment & Career Support

Longer life expectancies, increased cost-of-living, and a desire to keep learning and contributing lead many older adults to work in later life. These organizations and programs help older adults and others hone their job skills and find employment.

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This program matches older adults with non-profit and government host agencies to give participants the opportunity to develop work skills while getting paid and giving back to their communities.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: low income adults 55 and older

Address: 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831

Phone: (916) 503-5390

Email: scsep@accsv.org

Website: https://www.accsv.org/senior-job-training-program/

This program helps older adults obtain paid employment. Through seminars, participants identify and develop skills to match employers' needs, prepare and update their resumes, practice interviewing, and get support to find and apply for positions.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone 60 or older living in Sacramento, Yolo, or Placer counties

Address: 1401 El Camino Avenue, 4th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95815

Phone: (916) 486-1876

Email: can send message through website

Website: https://agencyonaging4.org/mature-edge-job-readiness-program/

This non-profit organization offers a variety of trainings and services to help adults get and keep employment, including job search preparation workshops, computer classes and access, and on-the-job training.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone (priority given to low-income and low-skilled individuals)

Address: ARI Job Center, 2411 Alhambra Boulevard, Suite 110, Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 324-6202

Email: can send message through Message Us page on website

Website: https://asianresources.org/adult-employment-services

Note: main headquarters contact information is 6270 Elder Creek Rd., Sacramento, CA 95824, (916) 454-1892

This state agency helps job seekers with disabilities find employment and succeed in the workplace by providing job placement and training.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: California adults with disabilities

Address: 721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 324-1313

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on the website

Website: https://www.dor.ca.gov/

In addition to administering the state's unemployment and disability insurance programs, this agency provides resources and training for job seekers, including services for older workers. The website provides links to local job training sites.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone in California seeking employment

Phone: (916) 654-7799

Website: https://edd.ca.gov/jobs.htm

Note: services for older workers are listed here: https://edd.ca.gov/Jobs_and_Training/Services_for_Older_Workers.htm

The Sacramento Public Library system offers job coaching and assistance with resume writing and job searches.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: Sacramento County residents

Phone: (916) 264-2920

Email: can send message through the Email the Library page on the website

Website: https://www.saclibrary.org/Education/Adult-Education/Career-Development

Through its local job centers, this organization provides a variety of services for job seekers, including career coaching and planning, job fairs and announcements, resume assistance, on-the-job-training, and access to internet-connected computers.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: Sacramento area residents

Address: locations listed at https://sacramentoworks.org/job-centers/

Email: can send message through Contact page on website

Website: https://sacramentoworks.org/

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