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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
  • CareerSource Brevard
    Cocoa, FL
  • Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
  • Chicago, IL
  • Workforce Partnership
    Lenexa, KS
  • A-B Tech Community College
  • Asheville, NC
  • Capital Area Workforce Development Board in collabroation with NCWorks Career Center - Capital Area
    Raleigh, NC

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

Jacquie Johnson: How She Got Back to Herself

Jacquie Johnson credits job coaching and BACK TO WORK 50+ for helping her get a full-time job she loves. She lost her job by choice — the kind of choice most of us wouldn’t hesitate to make. Jacquie was working as a supervisor of environmental services at a major hospital in Indiana when she made the difficult decision to resign her position so she could help take care of her ailing mother in Oklahoma, who had chronic kidney failure and had developed dementia.

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.