Senior Employment

Senior Employment - Business WomanNeed to land a job? JCA is your older worker expert.

Finding employment is one of the biggest challenges faced by many older adults, and JCA helps jobseekers in several ways.

We host annual 50+ Employment Expos in Maryland and Virginia that connect thousands of jobseekers with local employers who value what older workers can offer, and our innovative Career Gateway workshop helps professionals hone their job-search skills so they can land a job.

JCA also manages the Senior Community Service Employment Program for Montgomery and Frederick Counties, and we are the older worker expert for WorkSource Montgomery. Keep reading to learn more about these programs.

The Career Gateway!

The Career Gateway! offers intensive training, take-home materials, a long-term mentor and individual attention for computer-savvy jobseekers age 50+.

Click here to watch a short 2-minute video about The Career Gateway!

Registration for this five-day workshop is just $75.

Click here to download a brochure for 2016-2017 sessions.

JCA Career Gateway Brochure Cover Image 2016-2017Remaining Scheduled Sessions:

Session 4 – February 27, March 1, 3, 6, 9 – 2017

Session 5 – April 24, 26, 28, May 1 and 3 – 2017

Check back for more to come in 2017!

To enroll, or for more information, contact us at 301.255.4215 or 703.425.0999 – or send an email inquiry using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

The Career Gateway is made possible by generous funding from Montgomery County Aging and Disability Services and the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.



 50+ Employment Expos

Thousands of mid-life and older jobseekers network with area employers and community resource organizations, get a free resume review and learn new job-search skills at our annual 50+ Employment Expos, held in both Maryland and Virginia. Expos are FREE to jobseekers and no pre-registration is required.

The 2017 Maryland 50+ Expo will be held Monday, April 3 from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda.
The Northern Virginia 50+ Employment Expo is tentatively set for Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Fair Oaks Marriott Hotel 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax.
Check back for more details as we get closer to the expos.
Our 2016 Expos were held on April 4 in Maryland and April 18 in Northern Virginia. We thank all the employers, community organizations, government agencies and volunteers who helped make both Expos a great success!

If you are an employer who would like to register as an exhibitor at one or both  50+ Employment Expos to be held in 2017 (dates TBD) or for more information, please call Micki Gordon at 301.255.4231 or 703.652.1511.

Senior Community Service Employment Program

The JCA Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides on-the-job training for low-income men and women age 55 and older who live in Montgomery and Frederick counties, Maryland.

Trainees receive minimum wage while working at charities and government agencies to build their skills and resumes while delivering valuable community service.

For information, call 240.395.0918 or use the form below to send an email inquiry.

WorkSource Montgomery

American Job Center of Wheaton, MD
JCA is the older worker expert of the American Job Center at the Westfield South Office Building near the Wheaton shopping mall. There, seniors can learn about SCSEP program eligibility requirements, use phones and computers for free, and discover resources to help them with their job search.
For information, call 240.283.1522 or use the form below to send an email inquiry.
Click here to view their website.

Questions about senior employment services? Call the phone numbers provided with each program description, or use this contact form to send an email inquiry:

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