Scam alerts. Watch out for enticing offers that promise easy money for work you do at home.
Finding a New Job
Placement Programs. Contact your own Human Relations department to see if you are eligible for any out-placement programs or skills retraining.
Departments of Labor. Contact your state and federal departments of labor for any programs or benefits that may be available. The U.S. Department of Labor has contact information for your local departments.
AARP Resources. There is much to learn from AARP about how to successfully find a new job.
• AARP.org Work
• AARP WorkSearch
• Online community: The Water Cooler
• Find a Job on AARP.org
AARP Foundation's Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps job seekers improve their skills, obtain training, and find a job. If you're 55 or over and meet the income guidelines, SCSEP can help you enter-or re-enter-the job market.
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