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Workforce Assistance and Financial Resilience Programs

AARP Foundation Digital Skills Ready@50+ Makes $10 Million Grant to AARP Foundation to Provide Digital Skills Training

AARP Foundation, in collaboration with Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) from AARP, will provide programs and services that offer foundational online workplace skills such as how to use video conferencing, information security, and office productivity software; online job readiness and networking tools; and learning tools for aspiring entrepreneurs, such as social media marketing, crowdfunding, mobile payment services, and graphic design.

The grant will support free technology trainings to help older adults — particularly women and people of color — thrive in the digital economy.   
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Resources for Older Jobseekers

AARP Foundation’s workforce programs offer solutions to help unemployed and independent workers chart a course toward financial security, helping you take advantage of the skills and experience you already have and providing training and guidance to help you navigate the technological advances and other changes creating a new world of work.

NEED NEW SKILLS? AARP Foundation SCSEP (Senior Community Service Employment Program) offers unemployed adults 55 and older work-based training and skill-building opportunities within a variety of community service organizations and agencies. Currently, there are opportunities for remote training in the program, although community service assignments have been temporarily suspended. You can call our Work Resources Hotline at 1-855-850-2525 to add your name to a signup list for when training assignments resume. Learn more about AARP Foundation SCSEP.

CHARTING A NEW COURSE? Work for Yourself@50+ helps older adults explore options for self-employment. You may have skills and talents that could be applied to starting your own business or becoming an independent contractor, freelancer or gig worker; Work for Yourself@50+ provides the tools you need to succeed. You can download the “5 Simple Steps to Get You Started” toolkit or register for an online workshop here.

READY TO RETURN TO WORK? BACK TO WORK 50+ offers free workshops, coaching and resources that can help you compete in today's fast-changing workplace. Online workshops are now available so you can take advantage of remote training. Call 1-855-850-2525 or register here for a free workshop hosted by AARP Foundation or by a community partner in your area.

AARP Foundation Workforce and Savings

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In addition to connecting you with our workforce programs, our Work Resources Hotline at 1-855-850-2525 can give you access to vital community resources to help you meet basic needs and provide information on potential COVID-19 benefits.

Programs to Help You Keep What You Earn

Saving a portion of what you earn is an important way to build financial resilience. It can help you handle unexpected detours on your journey to economic security, like an expensive car repair, costly medical bills or an emergency home repair. AARP Foundation’s repertoire of income-protecting programs includes services to help you at tax time and to help you build the savings habit.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation program in the U.S. Assistance is currently available to help you file your taxes online.

AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide

Property Tax-Aide helps low-income older adults find property tax refund and credit programs.

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