• The Career Advancement Hub of the Suncoast

Employment for Seniors

Suncoast Jobs has partnered with the Work Matters! and Financial Concerns group to aid seniors in gaining re-employment here on the Suncoast (Tampa - Naples). The Work Matters! and Financial Concerns group is comprised of area organizations that advocate for the 55+ population who comprise a significant component of the workforce and desire to contribute to the current and future economic growth of Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Benefits to Seniors:

The origanizations that comprize the Work Matters! and Financial Concerns group offer many benefits to seniors who are seeking employment. Many offer free resources to the community. By taking advantage of these resources, you will:

( 1 ) Learn how to connect with employers on-line.
( 2 ) Learn how to start your own business after age 50.
( 3 ) Learn how to become a senior-preneur.
( 4 ) Learn how to overcome age discrimination in the workplace.

Organizational Resources:

AARP Foundation WorkSearch

AARP Foundation WorkSearch is a Federal Grant program (tax dollars at work) providing Work Search assistance and employment placement for work-ready seniors aged 55+. In order for a person to receive assistance in the program, they must be 55+, unemployed, live in Sarasota County, and have low income.

1750 17th Street, Bldg. M, Sarasota, FL, 34234
(941) 366-9039

www.aarpworksearch.org

The Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County

The Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County has extensive experience helping women 50+ return to the workforce by giving a combination of self esteem building and job skills necessary to achieve their goals. The Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County creates professional, personal, and social growth opportunities for women in our community.

340 S. Tuttle Ave. Sarasota FL, 34237
(941) 366-1700

www.thewomensresourcecenter.org

Senior Friendship Centers

Between Successes. Re-Entering the Work Force. Learn what you need to compete in today's world of work. Refresh your resume; work with marketing and networking skills, how to have a winning interview and more! Free Assistance & Support. Call (941) 556-3214 to schedule an appointment.

1888 Brother Geenan Way, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 556-3214

www.friendshipcenters.org

SCORE, Counselor's to America's Small Businesses

SCORE is a national, non-profit organization with over 12,000 members which began in 1964. We are a group of working and retired business executives who donate our time assisting people in starting-up new businesses or providing business mentoring for existing businesses. Make a smart start and begin your journey for small business success today! SCORE mentoring services are free, confidential and on-going. SCORE is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration.

(941) 955-1029

www.aarpworksearch.org

Retirement Breakthrough Learning Center

Learn how to setup lifetime streams of income and do what you love in retirement! Where Am I? What Do I Want? What Are My Resources? What Actions Must I Take? Plans for Doing What I Love

(941) 377-6565

caryl.lenahan@verizon.net

State College of Florida

The State College of Florida (SCF) Small Business Development Center (SDBC) provides no-cost counseling and low-cost workshops for entrepreneurs and budding entrepreneurs of all ages, including seniors.

7131 Professional Pkwy. E., Sarasota, FL 34240
(941) 408-1413

www.scf.edu