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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 mid-level managers and other professionals who are seeking employment at age 50+.

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

Registration for this five-day workshop is just $75  thanks to generous funding from Montgomery County Aging and Disability Services and the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.

Click here to download the 2017-2018 brochure.

2017-2018 Workshop Calendar:

September 11, 13, 15, 18, 19 – 2017
November 6, 8, 10, 13, 15 – 2017
January 22, 24, 26, 29, 31 – 2018
March 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 – 2018
April 23, 25, 27, 30 and May 2 – 2018

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


Senior Community Service Employment Program

The JCA Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides on-the-job training for people with low income 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.

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.

Click here to download the Directory of Exhibitors from the 2017 VA Expo.

Click here to download the Directory of Exhibitors from the 2017 MD Expo.

“The Expo was a blast! Wonderful information, and I loved the variety of vendors. Thank you so much!” (an Expo attendee)

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.

For more information about our Employment Expos, please call Micki Gordon at 301.255.4209 or 703.652.1519.


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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