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Career Solutions for 55+

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

3/16/20 PLEASE NOTE: JEVS Career Solutions for 55+ program has postponed its weekly Friday orientation program/workshops until further notice. During this time, Ms. Yolanda Burnett, Program Coordinator, remains available via telephone only for pre-registrations and career counseling appointments.   To schedule appointments, call Ms. Burnett directly at 267-449-0192 Monday-Friday between 9:00am-5:00pm.

Please review the PA Unemployment Compensation website if you think you may qualify for benefits to cover lost work hours and lost pay due to COVID19: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx

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

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 >

For More Information

Read our “Ask Ms. Judy” blogs (written by our career advisor Judy Cherry) with job search advice for mature job seekers:

Part 1 … February 2016 – Résumé, Interview and Salary Advice for the 55+ Job Seeker

Part 2… July 2016 – New to Job Searching? 4 Tips to Get You Started

Part 3 … February 2017 – Time for a Career Change!

Part 4 … July 2017 – How to Prepare and Beat the Competition During Your Job Search

Part 5 … February 2018 – Determining Company Culture; Why it Matters to the Interview

Part 6 … July 2018 – Did Your Job…Lose You?

Part 7 … January 2019 – How to Convince Hiring Managers That You Are Indeed Tech-Savvy

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