This page has been created as resource for Florida Seniors seeking employment in the Suncoast Workforce region of Florida, (Tampa - Naples). The page creates awareness of the organizations which provide resources for Florida seniors seeking programs & workshops geared towards improving computer skills, improving interviewing skills as well as resume writing skills.
Seniors in the Florida Workplace
In the past, many seniors used to think of retirement as a relaxing lifestyle in the Sunshine state, but due to certain economic down turns in our economy, Florida seniors are now choosing to work longer into their retirement years whereas others have a financial need to re-enter the Florida workforce. For others, it may be the need for increased social interaction or simply a need to keep busy to keep their minds challenged and stimulated.
The Senior Worker Advantage
When seeking employment in the Florida marketplace, there are many advantages of hiring a senior employee or someone aged 50 or over. First and foremost, the senior worker brings with them a wealth of accumulated knowledge and experience to their position. Often, older workers serve as mentors for workers with less experience as this is beneficial to the employer. Other advantages senior workers bring to their employers are increased reliability as a worker, increased willingness to work part-time or seasonally as well as established networks of contacts and/or potential customers for their employer.
The Work Matters! Organization
Work Matters! is an organization comprised of area organizations in the Florida Suncoast area which offer programs and services to benefit seniors who are seeking gainful employment. Many of these programs, geared towards improving computer skills, improving interviewing skills, improving resume writing skills, senior-preneurship as well as managing your retirement funds, are offered free or low-cost to the community at large. By taking advantage of these resources, you will learn how to connect with employers via the Internet, learn how to start your own business after age fifty, learn how to become a senior-preneur, and learn how to overcome age discrimination in the workplace by learing how to promote the strenghs that you provide to an employer.