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“The Successful Encore Career”


Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities.  If you are 50 years of age or older, living in Central Ohio, we are here to help you find employment!  If you are a Central Ohio employer, our mature, talented, skilled and dependable job seekers will provide significant value to your organization. 

EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process.   Registration is an easy ½ hour appointment and can be scheduled by calling the EFS office at 614/863-1219.

Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system.  With assistance from the EFS staff, employers are guided through job postings and initial applicant screening. Employers can also utilize the Annual Senior Career Expo to network and connect to hundreds of valuable applicants.

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org



Here are some helpful articles for job seekers:

How to Answer the Hardest Interview Question of All
by Liz Ryan, Forbes Contributor

Reframe Yourself to Create Your Dream Career After 50
by John Tarnoff

5 Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life
by Anne Turgesen, Wall Street Journal

5 Tips for Fighting Age Discrimination in Your Job Search
by Randall S. Hanson

The 10 Best & Worst Ways to Look for a Job
by Richard N. Bolles, Next Avenue Contributor

EFS Featured on WMNI AM920 Radio
Columbus Concerns Featuring EFS Director discussing
“Mature Job Seekers and Transferable Skills”

Why Brooks Brothers is Investing in Veteran Tailors
Bloomburg Business Week, March 9, 2016

Call to Action: Make a Late Life Career Change
Quintessential Careers Blog

Navigating the Intergenerational Workforce
by Robert L. Dilenschneider, AARP Bulletin, Jan/Feb 2016

Managing Your Career After 50
"Journey Through Aging" Radio Program
Featuring Carol Ventresca, EFS Executive Director

Don't Conduct a Job Search, Conduct a Company Search
by Mark Murphy, Forbes Contributor

Call to Action: Avoid These Interviewing Pitfalls

Frequently Asked Questions About Salary Negotiation:
The Complete Job Offer and Salary Negotiation FAQ for Job-Seekers. by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.

How to Choose the Right References
by Rebecca Knight, Harvard Business Review

Positive Attitude is Key For Older Workers and Job-Seekers
by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., Quintessential Careers

EFS Featured on WRFD Radio
Saturday, April 19 Saturday, April 12 Saturday, August 2

Finding Meaning and Purpose in Retirement
by Mary E Ghilani, NCDA

COA Grant Funds Senior Job Training Workshops
by Stacy Kess, Delaware Gazette

Senior Citizens Contribute Much as Employees
Another Dispatch article crediting EFS, Feb 13 2014
(Read past the Jack Hanna story)

Help exists for seniors to find jobs
Columbus Dispatch Article Featuring EFS, Feb 10 2014




Computer Training Opportunities

Do you need help learning to master the fundamentals of using a computer? These days it is difficult to find a job that doesn't require using a computer. Click here for a list of computer training resources.


Important Date

Employment For Seniors
Annual Legacy Awards Program

May 24, 2017 ~ Fawcett Center
Save The Date ~ Details

Featured Speaker
Elizabeth Isele, CEO/Founder
Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship
Learn  more about Elizabeth Isele

EFS Annual Career Expo
Employers ~ Save The Date
August 24, 2017 ~ Fawcett Center
Employer Registration Details

Delaware County Job Searching Workshops
Spring 2017 Workshop Schedule
Free Event ~ Registration is recommended

Join EFS for two job searching workshops
in March at
BMI Federal Credit Union
Free program; registration is required

October 21st
“Trick or Treat 5K Run/Walk and
DQ Little Monster Dash”

Presented by Plant Fitness to
Support the EFS programs & services
Join us for the costume contest,
activities, treats and much more!


Upcoming Events & Programs

COTA to Launch Redesigned
Bus Network on May 1

Bus service throughout the region will be enhanced when the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) launches a redesigned bus network on May 1. The redesign is a complete overhaul of the COTA network that will provide simplified routes, increased frequency, connections to more places, reduced bus congestion downtown, and service to more jobs. Explore new routes at COTA.com/TSR.

Be strategic when you attend job fairs!
Utilize the EFS Job Fair Strategies Tip Sheet

Columbus Public Library’s
Learning Laboratory
Learning Lab Classes

Salvation Army’s Career Enhancement Center
Take advantage of this free 4-week program

Goodwill Columbus Is Hiring!
Great opportunities in security,
health care, retail and custodial
Seven Hiring Events During April and May

Join The Pack This Summer At The Zoo!
Seasonal hiring events will be held at the Zoo

Sponsored by Jewish Family Services
Helping those 55+ in their job search
Check out this opportunity for personalized
Career Coaching!

New Directions Career Center
Take advantage of these
Career Development Programs

New Directions Career Center
Career SOS Program at the Worthington Pantry

Join in
New Directions Career Transition
March/April Program

Visit their website

Learn new computer skills through
Digital Works
Discover new opportunities with flexible,
work-at-home positions

CompTIA A+ Certified in just 8 weeks!
Check out the free of charge Per Scholas
training program and job placement



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