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The Ohio Department of Aging

Ohio Department of Aging Employment for Seniors

Helping Older Adults Return to or Remain in the Workforce

More older Ohioans are choosing to stay in the workforce, or return to it, long after they've reached "retirement age." Some do it to supplement their incomes, others do it as their primary income, and still others continue to work primarily to stay active and engaged. The Department of Aging works with regional, state and national partners to help Ohioans find work and get trained in a new skill or refresh their existing skills.

  • Senior Community Services Employment Program
    SCSEP is a paid job training and work experience program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and administered by the Ohio Department of Aging. The program helps low-income adults age 55 and older to obtain skills that will benefit them in the workplace. Work experience is earned through customized positions in a variety of job settings.
  • Employment and Training One-Stop Centers
    Ohio has a system of One-Stop Centers that can help you find a job. Their computerized job-matching system can increase your visibility to employers and help you find opportunities that aren't in the want-ads. Center staff can also help you develop a resume and practice job interviewing techniques and can link you with other assistance to help you begin a successful new career.

Supporting Older Workers

Ohio BWC - Protecting Older Workers
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation provides employers with information on workplace safety and workers’ compensation issues that may come with an older work force.

U.S. Department of Labor - Employment & Training Administration
This federal office Directs businesses, adults, youth, dislocated workers, and workforce professionals to training and employment services.

Online Resources for Older Job Seekers

Older job-seekers who prefer to may use several online resources to identify and pursue job opportunities.

  • OhioMeansJobs.com
    Ohio's comprehensive job search Web site lists job opportunities from all of the major commercial job boards, niche industries, national and Ohio fortune 100 companies, and state of Ohio jobs.
  • JobSource
    This free service of the National Council on Aging helps older adults define their skills, get training and find a job.
  • CareerOneStop
    This initiative of the American Job Center Network combines the resources of the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor and Veterans Affairs, as well as other federal offices, to provide access to employment information and inspiration.


Ohio Benefits

Ohio Means Jobs