Older Workers

With an aging population, older Ohioans already play a larger part in the state's workforce. For a variety of reasons, more older adults are choosing to remain in the workforce or return to the workforce after traditional retirement age. Though they are an increasingly valuable group for employers, many older workers find navigating today's job market challenging, while many employers are discouraged by misconceptions about older workers. The Department of Aging teams with federal, state and local partners to raise awareness of the value of older workers and provide opportunities and resources for older Ohioans to remain in or return to the workforce.

Older Workers

  • Compete in today's workplace by knowing what value you bring and how employers can get the most from you.
  • Update your job search skills and learn the latest techniques to get employers to notice you.

Being competitive as an older worker...

Employing Older Workers

  • Learn the value that older workers can bring to your business and your workforce.
  • Discover ways to optimize your workplace and policies for an intergenerational workforce.

Employing older workers...

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

SCSEP is a paid job training and work experience program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and administered by the Ohio Department of Aging. The program helps low-income adults age 55 and older to obtain skills that will benefit them in the workplace. Work experience is earned through customized positions in a variety of job settings. 

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