With an aging population, older Ohioans already play a larger part in the state's workforce. For a variety of reasons, more older adults are choosing to remain in the workforce or return to the workforce after traditional retirement age. Though they are an increasingly valuable group for employers, many older workers find navigating today's job market challenging, while many employers are discouraged by misconceptions about older workers. The Department of Aging teams with federal, state and local partners to raise awareness of the value of older workers and provide opportunities and resources for older Ohioans to remain in or return to the workforce.
Being competitive as an older worker...
Employing older workers...
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.
Volunteering and Lifelong Learning
Senior Community Service Employment Program
Ohio BWC: Protecting Older Workers
Older Americans Act Programs