Work & Careers

AARP: Careers
Provides extensive information on choosing a career, finding a job, knowing your rights, and other job topics. Includes a
list of resources for "Low Income Job Seekers".

AOL (America Online) Find a Job

Provides career advice, salary surveys, and a wide array of job-search resources. (In partnership with

Can I Afford to Retire When I Reach Retirement Age?

Various articles about how to prepare for retirement, when to retire, and whether or not to work after retirement.


This site "is an integrated suite of national web sites that help businesses, job seekers, students, and workforce professionals find employment and career resources." Includes the comprehensive job search site "America's JobBank".

Employment Development Dept.: Services for Older Workers

Programs and Services through the State of California Employment Development Department.

Experience Works

Provides job training and employment opportunities for low-income adults.

Guides for Specific Careers

"These sites are packed with information about planning your career. What kind of training or education is required? What can you earn? What kind of environment will you work in? What's hot? What's not?" A well organized and annotated guide to Internet sites.

Helpguide©: Senior Careers

Provides an excellent overview of work and career options. (U.S. Department of Labor)

A one-stop site for U.S. Veterans seeking employment and for employers wishing to hire them.


Job resources and listings in California

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

Describes job programs operated by this organization. Includes links to additional information.

National Employment Counseling Association

Association of workforce development professionals dedicated to helping people prepare for, enter, understand and progress in the world of work through legislative advocacy, establishing standards and guidelines, showcasing best practices and networking.

OASIS: National Career & Job Search Resources

An excellent directory of job search sites.

Retired Brains

Provides strategies for those who wish to start something new. Includes information on finding work, returning to school, starting a business, volunteering, and other activities. (Note: Includes paid ads.)

The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities & Job Resources on the Internet

A comprehensive gateway to job search sites on the Internet, categorized by job field, location, and other criteria. Also includes guidance on all phases of the job search.

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)

This nonprofit organization, in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, is "America's premier source of free & confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs." Also lists local offices throughout the country.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

(U.S. Department of Labor)

Provides basic information on this "community service and work based training program."

Senior Journal

This daily news journal highlights issues and events relevant to seniors. Topics include health and fitness, government, enjoying life, elderly issues, and money.

Lists jobs posted by employers.

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