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Compete With Confidence for Full-Time Jobs

BACK TO WORK 50+ offers free workshops, coaching, and resources that can help you compete in today’s fast-changing workplace.


Looking for a Job?

Over 50 and looking for a job? You’re not alone. BACK TO WORK 50+ provides the training, coaching and job seeking tools you need to compete with confidence for today’s in-demand jobs.

Call 855-850-2525 or click on the button below to register for a Smart Strategies Workshop near you or request a copy our Jobseeker Guide. 

Register for a Smart Strategies Workshop

Community Partners

AARP Foundation launched BACK TO WORK 50+ to increase the services and resources available to 50+ job candidates nationally and in communities and to facilitate their access to in-demand jobs. We work with key partners to integrate local workforce services, public benefits application assistance, and employer engagement efforts to connect 50+ job candidates to specific in-demand jobs in their communities.

BACK TO WORK 50+ is currently being administered in the following locations. To find out if there is a local BACK TO WORK 50+ site near you, dial toll free 1-855-850-2525 or search for a free workshop hosted by AARP Foundation or a community partner in your area. 

  • Jefferson State Community College
    Birmingham, AL
  • Arapahoe/Douglas Works!
    Denver, CO
  • Denver Economic Development & Opportunity
    Denver (City & County), CO
  • Mesa County Workforce Center
    Grand Junction, CO
  • CareerSource Brevard
    Cocoa, FL
  • CareerSource South Florida operated by Youth Co-Op, Inc. 
    Miami, FL
  • Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
    Chicago, IL
  • Workforce Partnership
    Lenexa, KS
  • Mott Community College
    Flint, MI
  • A-B Tech Community College
    Asheville, NC

BACK TO WORK 50+ Success Stories: Meet Lisa and Gabe

How Lisa Got Her (Job) Groove Back

When Lisa Edmond was just shy of 18 years old, she started working at Sears, Roebuck & Co., in the still-under-construction Sears Tower in Chicago. It was 1974, and she was fresh out of high school; bright-eyed, loyal and ready to work. In 2016, more than four decades after she joined the company, Sears laid her off. At 60 years old, Lisa Edmond was looking for work.

Gabe: Building the Skills to Move Forward

Gabe Menvielle can’t prove it, but he’s fairly certain his age, 55, factored into his struggle to find a job. “It was an unusually low response rate. I’d send 50 résumés out, and I wouldn’t hear back from 45 of them. That would never have happened before, with my background. I have experience with software companies and nonprofits, good companies. I worked for the symphony, the Florida Philharmonic. I thought, ‘Am I invisible? What’s going on?’”

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Call to Get Your Free Guide 7 Smart Strategies Guide

Call 855-850-2525 to get your free copy of 7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers Guide and also find out if there is a workshop near you.