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Career Solutions for 55+

jobs 55 plus

Career Solutions for 55+ helps improve the quality of life for older Philadelphians who are unemployed, underemployed, or seeking a career change.

Virtual Info Sessions

During these times of social distancing JEVS Career Solutions for 55+ is inviting you to attend a virtual orientation for enrollment.  Topics of discussion are:

  • Finding a Job During a Pandemic
  • Job Readiness
  • The Importance of Networking

You will also learn about our FREE Services such as:

  • Access to CareerLink’s Websites
  • Referrals to employment opportunities
  • Personalized job search assistance
  • Access to webinars on: understanding transferable skills, computer and Internet use, résumé and interview preparation, and social networking

RSVP for an upcoming session:  June 5  |  June 12  |  June 19

Program Services

  • Career counseling and placement assistance
  • Access to workshops on: understanding transferable skills, computer and internet use, and résumé and interview preparation
  • Referrals to training programs, social services, and job fairs
  • Access to computer labs and on-line job leads

Eligibility

  • Philadelphia residents age 55 or older

Enrollment

Cost

No cost

Location

PA CareerLink at Suburban Station
1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Contact

TEL: 267.647.7137
EMAIL: cs55@jevs.org

Request Program Info

Meet Yolanda Burnett, Program Coordinator

Yolanda Burnett is a human service professional who has 15+ years of experience working with adults and families in their efforts towards self-sufficiency.  Yolanda understands the importance of setting goals and having a job search action plan. She also specializes in conflict resolution and she has mastered the ability to identify employable skills and qualifications.

As the program coordinator for Career Solutions, she provides mature Philadelphian workers 55 years of age or older with professional job readiness workshops, one-on-one job coaching and advocacy.  Her clients include retired seniors returning to the workforce; seniors seeking full-time and/or part-time employment; and seniors interested in re-inventing their work life.  Yolanda’s previous work experience was as a Workforce Development Project Officer, Earn Case Manager and Program Instructor.

Success Story

After winning her battle with cancer, Linda W. decided to come out of retirement and find work. But first, she had to update her skill set. Read Linda’s story >

Helpful Articles

Check out this job search advice for mature job seekers:

Part 1 – Résumé, Interview and Salary Advice for the 55+ Job Seeker

Part 2 – New to Job Searching? 4 Tips to Get You Started

Part 3 – Time for a Career Change!

Part 4 – How to Prepare and Beat the Competition During Your Job Search

Part 5 – Determining Company Culture; Why it Matters to the Interview

Part 6 – Did Your Job…Lose You?

Part 7 – How to Convince Hiring Managers That You Are Indeed Tech-Savvy

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