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Take Advantage of Free In-Person Assistance

You might be eligible for programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) serves low-income, unemployed seniors. It helps subsidize part-time employment and training in community service positions that can lead to unsubsidized, private sector jobs. Locate the closest program with CareerOneStop’s SCSEP Finder.
   Whatever your income or experience level, you can find free job search assistance at your local American Job Center. Visit CareerOneStop’s American Job Center Finder.  

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3 Ways To Simplify Your Job Search

by Aaron Sanborn & Jenna Arcand at

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Instead of being held back by fear, job seekers should embrace the job search process. Sure, the job search process will have its ups and downs, but there are ways to empower yourself with information that could potentially speed up your job search…
   (F)ind success by using the three C's to improve the effectiveness of their job search. While the three C's are utilized heavily within the Work It Daily platform, they can benefit anyone.

The Ultimate LinkedIn Profile Guide Revisited


Brand or Message.   This is more important than many people realize. If you don’t create your profile with a clear brand or message in mind, you’ll have an unfocused profile. Delivering a message that expresses your value consistently is key to keeping your brand alive.
   This goal remains the same and is more important than ever considering COVID-19 has sidelined us from in-person networking. Online branding spills over to in-person branding when if you reach out to people after you’ve connecting with them. Case in point, when I meet someone in person, I’m often told they’ve seen my profile, posts, and articles.


Being Bossy

There’s a lot to consider when seeking a new job

|     Forbes reports that, according to a Gallup Poll, a staggering 70 percent of American workers (85 percent worldwide) hate their jobs. And, the poll points out, it’s usually because of their bosses.  MORE 


Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

Not finding what you’re looking for?
     Be sure to check out the Nifty50s archives.

Pass it Along

If you attend networking events and go to jobs clubs, you’ve been meeting other job seekers just like you. Mention the Nifty50s to them and encourage them to visit as well. You’ll be helping them and you’ll make an appreciative friend for yourself.

More Nifty Tips

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Unemployment Data

for September 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
1.9 million

Labor Participation Rate


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All figures according to September, 2021

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent data.

More help for the 50+ job seeker: