Mature Worker (55+) Services
WorkForce 55+ is a federally-funded program committed to empowering economically disadvantaged seniors to achieve economic independence and control of their futures.
The aim of Workforce 55+ is to help mature workers return to the workforce through an "earn while you learn" program. The program partners with community-based, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to provide participants with training to update their skills. Program participants receive counseling, assessments, and training to obtain employment.
Do I qualify?
- Are you 55 years of age or older?
- Are you seeking employment training?
- Are you currently unemployed?
- Are you living on a limited income?
What documents will I need to participate in Workforce 55+?
- Photo ID
- Social Security card
- Birth certificate
- Proof of income
- Social Security award letter
- Zero income letter
- Prior year tax return
Who can I contact to learn more about Workforce 55+?
|Atlantic County One-Stop Career Center||Gerald Davis||609-813-3919||609-813-3930|
|Camden County One-Stop Career Center||Gerald Davis||856-614-2171||856-614-3156|
|Cape May County One-Stop Career Center||Gerald Davis||609-729-0997||609-729-8455|
|Cumberland County One-Stop Career Center||Gerald Davis||856-238-6742||856-238-6810|
|Essex County One-Stop Career Center - East Orange||Sharon Sowell||973-395-3247||
|Gloucester County One-Stop Career Center||Gerald Davis||856-853-3989||856-384-3761|
|Hudson County One-Stop Career Center - Jersey City||Geneva Bentley-Lewis||
|Middlesex County One-Stop Career Center - New Brunswick||Patricia Foster||732-937-5237||732-418-3345|
|Monmouth County One-Stop Career Center - Neptune||Patricia Foster||732-775-1402||732-775-6125|
|Sussex County One-Stop Career Center||Sharon Sowell||973-383-2775||973-383-8350|
|Union County One-Stop Career Center - Plainfield||Patricia Foster||908-412-7969||908-412-7751|
Tips for mature workers
Exploring a new career or searching for a job can be challenging for some mature workers. This section will provide some useful tips to help mature workers stay competitive in the job market, including resume writing, basic computer tutorials, help with job search, employers seeking mature workers, and understanding age discrimination.