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AARP Career Center - http://www.aarp.org/money/careers |  www.aarp.org/findajob
• Offers excellent articles and resources for job-hunting, changing careers, or starting a business, including list of best employers for older workers

D.C. Office on Aging Older Workers Employment and Training Program - www.dcoa.dc.gov

Experience Works! - www.experienceworks.org
• A national, nonprofit organization that provides training and employment services for mature workers

FortyPlus - http://www.fortyplus.org/n76/html/modules.php?name=Web_Links&l_op=viewlink&cid=4
• Career and job-hunting networking organization available in many states

Mature Services - www.matureservices.org
• Lists job fairs just for seniors
• Offers some employment guidance

MaturityWorks - www.maturityworks.org
• National Council on the Aging (NCOA) job board
• Also offers tips and resources

Monster.com - http://careersat50.monster.com
In coordination with AARP

National Older Worker Career Center- www.nowcc.org
• Provides professional, technical, and administrative work opportunities to older workers through the EPA's Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program

Not Yet Retired - www.notyetretired.com
• Includes information on starting a business, freelancing, finding a post-retirement job, and more
• Free

Older Workers & Retirement Interest Group - www.aging.unc.edu/groups/work/index.html
• Sponsored by the UNC Institute on Aging
• Meetings to exchange ideas, discuss research, program and policy issues, and develop projects based on mutual interests
• Listserv also used for group announcements and discussion

Over 60 Counseling and Employment Service - www.oversixty.org
• Covers DC area only

RetiredBrains.com - www.retiredbrains.com
• Free job board searchable by keywords, industry, and location
• Register for an e-mail job-search agent
• Also includes career resources specifically for older workers

Retired Worker International - www.theretiredworker.com
• Free job board for retired Americans and Canadians seeking work on a part-time, temporary, or casual basis

Retirement Jobs - www.retirementjobs.com
 • Free job board whose goal is to "identify companies most-suited to older workers and match them with active, productive, conscientious, mature adults seeking a job or project that matches their lifestyle"

Senior Employment Resources - www.seniorjobs.org 
• Covers DC area only

Senior Job Bank - www.seniorjobbank.org
• Free job board searchable by city, state, and profession
• There are lots of hyperlinks to other useful senior and job sites.

Senior Service America - www.seniorserviceamerica.org
 • An employment and training program that uses community service to update enrollee's skills
 • Offers job clubs that assist in networking, preparing resumes, and polishing interviewing techniques
 • Other programs, resources.

Senior Success - www.XtremeRecruiting.com
 • News and articles for Baby Boomer job seekers

Seniors4Hire - www.seniors4hire.org
 • Free job bank with opportunity to apply online; many jobs listed are retail sales and management; search for jobs by city and state
 • Company profiles of employers
 • Career resources and articles plus hyperlinks to other senior and job sites, including state-related sites

The Next Chapter - www.civicventures.org
 • National community organization for those over 55 to network and volunteer
 • Offers connections to websites for job and volunteer searches

The Phoenix Link - www.thephoenixlink.com
 • Recruiters of experienced executives
 • You can post your resume on this site
 • Includes job board

2 Young 2 Retire - www.2young2retire.com/careers.htm
 • Good articles on job search and careers 
 • Free access to site and to newsletter subscription

ARTICLES

Ruben, Barbara
"Placement Help at the Gray Divide"
The Washington Post, October 9, 2005, page K-01

"10 Job Ideas for Older Workers"
AARP Bulletin, Nov 2003
http://www.aarp.org/money/work/articles/0905_sidebar_2.html

BOOKS

Harkness, Helen
Don't Stop the Career Clock: Rejecting the Myths of Aging for a New Way to Work in the 21st Century

Woodward, Jeannette
Finding A Job After 50: Reinvent Yourself For The 21ST Century
Career Press, 2007

The above links are for informational purposes only and in no way constitute an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the Department of State. Links to websites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names are for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector website, product, service, or privacy policy.



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