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How Older, Low-Income Adults Can Get Skills and Jobs
by Diane Eastabrook at nextavenue.org
At the end of 2018, Ida Lane, 63, was jobless, living in a Chicago homeless shelter and facing an uncertain future. Today, she resides in a subsidized apartment and earns $20 an hour as a part-time COVID-19 contact tracer.
Lane credits the new path her life has taken to the U.S. Department of Labor's little-known Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP), which helps low-income Americans 55 and older enter or re-enter the workforce.
3 Profitable Home Businesses Launched in the Pandemic
How these entrepreneurs did it and their advice for others
by Margie Zable Fisher at nextavenue.org
Almost every day since the outbreak of the coronavirus, we've heard stories about businesses shutting down. Yet new businesses have also been launched during the pandemic at the fastest rate in over a decade, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Some of these new businesses and side gigs are being launched by Americans over 50 from home.
Want a Strategic Job Search Plan That Works?
Here’s How to Get Started
Does your 2021 include a job search? Approach it like a military campaign. A comprehensive, and successful job search plan needs a targeted attack, review of data to focus on strategies that succeed, and a focus on utilizing every front. Here’s how to build and execute a comprehensive job search strategy.
Document everything. Don’t try to keep all your approaches in your head – or simply send resumes and rely on that to be your documentation. You want to document your outreach.
NIFTY TIP of the DAY
Here’s Your Change
Job seeking has changed. Deal with it.
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.