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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 provide unemployed older workers with a suite of tools and coaching resources to help them compete with confidence for today’s high quality in-demand jobs. Foundational to its success is a nationwide network of community partners who implement program components in their local communities. Community Partners reach and serve older adults by incorporating tools and resources that address the unique challenges workers over 50 may face as they look for new work opportunities.

In addition to introducing jobseekers over 50 to a 7-Step job search roadmap, coaching supports for their search journey, and employer access events, community partners can also provide resources like short-term training and work-based learning.

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 Overview Workshop hosted by a community partner in your area or AARP Foundation.

BACK TO WORK 50+ Success Stories: Meet Marielena and Tamara

Marielena Bencomo: A Different Path Led This Computer Engineer to Her Dream Job

Marielena says, she decided to search for a different path — one she hoped would lead to a job at a nonprofit organization. A friend recommended that she connect with AARP for guidance, and that’s how she learned about AARP Foundation’s BACK TO WORK 50+ program through Youth Co-Op, Inc.

Tamara Burchette Found a Job She Loves With Help From BACK TO WORK 50+.

Navigating a job search in her 50s was intimidating, but BACK TO WORK 50+ helped Tamara update her digital literacy skills. “I went to all the meetings and learned everything I could,” she says. “The classes are so well designed. They teach you exactly what you need to do, step by step: interviewing, keywords to use for your skills, how to dress, what to include on a résumé.”