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Join Employment For Seniors’ Podcast
“The Successful Encore Career”

Listen to the Career Expo Podcast!
Catch tips and information for Mature Job Seekers 
from the employers and agencies who
attended the Career Expo on Aug 24.
Listen Here


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:

Age Discrimination Facts
AARP Bulletin

Age Discrimination Goes Online
AARP Bulletin

Here's How Boomer Women Are Thriving in Retirement
by Kerry Hannon

Hiring Older Workers is Suddenly In Season
by Chris Farrell

Job Searching Over the Decades—
Tips for Today's Job Seeker

by Dr. Carol A. Ventresca, Executive Director, Employment For Seniors

When the Boss Is Half Your Age
by Joanne Kaufman, The New York Times

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




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

EFS Legacy Awards Program

Honoring Brett Johnson (NABCO) and
The Age-Friendly Columbus Initiative
Wednesday, May 23rd at Fawcett Center
Details and Registration

EFS Senior Career Expo

EMPLOYERS!  Find that perfect candidate Thursday, August 23rd at Fawcett Center
Early Bird Specials!
Details and Registration

Trick or Treat 5K

Support EFS!
Saturday, October 27th
John Bishop Park (Whitehall)
Details and Registration

Join EFS at BMI Federal Credit Union
Job Search Strategies Workshops
March 19th and 26th
Registration Link

EFS Announces Delaware County Workshops
“Job Searching? Learn Strategies That Work!”


Check out the 2018 Columbus Forecast
Provided by Regionomics, LLC 


Upcoming Events & Programs

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

Channel 6 Job Boot Camp
New Location!
Wednesday, February 21st from 11am-3pm

Hiring Event TOMORROW
Wednesday, February 21st
Forum at Knightsbridge

Career & Opportunity Resource Fair
March 28th (11am-2pm)
Trinity Baptist Church
461 St. Clair Ave

Easton Job Fair
Monday, April 16th
Noon to 4pm

Salvation Army
Job Readiness Training &
Customer Service Training

Ohio Means Jobs Center
1111 E. Broad Street

February Workshop Schedule

FirstStep Services for Restored Citizens

Interested in helping those with disabilities
live successful, productive, independent lives?
The Alpha Group of Delaware is looking for you!
Supportive Living Staff
Community Driver

Columbus Public Library’s
Learning Laboratory
Learning Lab Classes

New Directions Career Center
Take advantage of these
Career Development Programs
Overview of all programs
E3: Educate * Empower * Elevate
New Directions Program for Women
Visit their website

Interested in Starting Your Own Business?
Check out the following resources to help you through the process:
Ohio Small Business Development Centers
U.S. Small Business Administration-
Columbus District Office

City of Columbus Small Business Builder
SCORE – Greater Central Ohio
Women’s Business Centers of Ohio
Community Capital Development Corporation 

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

The COTA Team!
Learn more about COTA and
Bus Operator Opportunities



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