Participating in meaningful employment is an important aspect of a full life, particularly as we grow older.  The following links offer information and support as you consider your employment options.

 

Local Resources that Assist with Employment:

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps Iowans aged 55 and over with limited income find jobs. The program offers paid training opportunities, such as on-the-job training at non-profit organizations and community service assignments. These opportunities help participants transition to regular jobs available across Iowa:

https://workforce.iowa.gov/jobs/worker-programs/scsep

Iowans with disabilities who are looking for work may be eligible for assistance through Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS). Reach out to them for more information:

https://workforce.iowa.gov/vr

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) website lists a variety of supports available and provides direct assistance for individuals looking for work:

https://workforce.iowa.gov/

They also post current job openings in Iowa:

https://www.iowaworks.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx

At the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, they help families and individuals improve their financial position and connect them with their work and career goals:

https://evelynkdaviscenter.org/Programs.html

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has collected a variety of local employment supports:

https://www.dsmpartnership.com/working-here/employment-resources

 

 

Other Employment and Job Search Resources:

There are some good ideas about employment for older workers to be found on the AARP website:

https://www.aarp.org/work/careers/aarp-helps-older-workers/

On a national level, the Department of Labor has links to many helpful resources:

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/employment-services

For information on workplace accommodations for workers with disabilities:

https://askjan.org/