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.
50+ Employment Expos
Thousands of mid-life and older job-seekers 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. At the Expos, you will find dozens of employers with available jobs and community resources that help with employment searches.
Expos are FREE to Job-Seekers and no pre-registration is required.
Join us at the Northern Virginia 50+ Employment Expo on Thursday, May 11, 2017
from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Fair Oaks Marriott Hotel 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax.
Click here to download the Directory of Exhibitors for the VA Expo.
The 2017 Maryland 50+ Expo was held Monday, April 3rd at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in North Bethesda. “The Expo was a blast! Wonderful information, and I loved the variety of vendors. Thank you so much!” (an Expo attendee)
Click here to download the Directory of Exhibitors from the MD Expo held April 3, 2017.
Finding the best candidates to perform at a high level is always a challenge for employers. Job Seekers who are in their 50s and better have the experience you need and will represent your company with integrity and maturity. Employers seeking highly qualified candidates are invited to exhibit at our Expos. While there is no fee to exhibit, pre-registration is required.
Because older Job Seekers often face obstacles, the Expos also invite organizations that serve these candidates to exhibit their services. Again, pre-registration is required, but there is no fee to reserve an exhibit table.
Employers and Community Resources, CLICK HERE to exhibit at the Virginia Expo.
If your business or organization would like more information about the NoVA Expo prior to registering, please call Micki Gordon at 301.255.4209 or 703.652.1519.
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.
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.
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.
Questions about senior employment services? Call the phone numbers provided with each program description, or use this contact form to send an email inquiry: