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Career Solutions for 55+

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 services provided by PA CareerLink Suburban Station, operated by JEVS
  • 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

Program Services

  • Professional career counseling
  • Personalized job search and placement assistance
  • Résumé and interview preparation
  • Access to employment workshops on: understanding transferable skills, networking, computer/internet use
  • Access to computer labs, online job leads and services provided by PA CareerLink Suburban Station (operated by JEVS)
  • Referrals to training programs, social services and job fairs

Eligibility

  • Philadelphia residents age 55 or older
  • Enrollment requires Philadelphia residency and is open to those living in a zip code beginning with 191xx

Enrollment

Cost

No cost

Location

*Services are currently being provided virtually, via videoconference or phone

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

Register for Friday Info Session

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 job search advice for mature job seekers, from our expert program coordinator, Yolanda Burnett:

Ask Ms. Burnett: How Do I Reinvent Myself?

Ask Ms. Burnett: How Can I Become More Tech Savvy?

Ask Ms. Burnett: How Do I Ace a Virtual Job Interview?

Ask Ms. Burnett: How Can I Find a Job During a Pandemic? 

 

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 for 55+, 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.

 

More 55+ Articles From the Archives:

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

New to Job Searching? 4 Tips to Get You Started

Time for a Career Change!

How to Prepare and Beat the Competition During Your Job Search

Determining Company Culture; Why it Matters to the Interview

Did Your Job…Lose You?

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

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