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Job resources for seniors

Get connected to job and re-training programs in the City of Boston.

The ultimate goal of our Age-friendly work is to help residents live and age well in Boston. A big part of that is income security and the sense of purpose that comes from employment and continuing to develop skills.

These resources are a first step in a series of projects aimed at connecting older residents with employment help.

Resources for older adults

Resources for older adults
Boston Career Link

1010 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02119
617-541-1400

Programs:
  • Online listings, career counseling, and job referrals
JVS Career Solution

75 Federal Street 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02110
617-399-3100

Programs:
  • Career counseling, job referral
Bunker Hill Community College

250 New Rutherford Avenue, Charlestown
617-228-2462

Programs:
  • GED and English as a Second Language classes
  • Industry-specific programs
Roxbury Community College

1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02120
617-268-1912

Programs:
  • English as a Second Language classes
  • Career coaching
  • Customer service, office skills, and technology training

These nonprofits work with older Boston residents to connect them to a wide-range of employment services.

Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center

75 Kneeland Street, Suite 204, Boston, MA 02111
617-357-0226

Programs:
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program
  • Job placement in not-for-profits, community-based organizations, and government agencies
  • English as a Second Language classes
Operation A.B.L.E.

174 Portland Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02114
617-542-4180

Programs:
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program
  • Medical, office, and basic computer software training
  • Job coaching and counseling, job search skills
  • Resources room
ReServe New England

174 Portland Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114
617-720-2233

Programs:
  • Job placement with nonprofit and public agencies
Tech Goes Home

617-635-2822

Programs:
  • Basic digital skills
  • Options to purchase laptop for $50
  • Similar program for small businesses
Timothy Smith Network

20 Eustis Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
617-968-3653

Programs:
  • English as a Second Language, Computer, and GED Classes

The organizations listed below have been chosen by our community partners. They offer career development programs for all ages. For a comprehensive list of City-funded workforce development providers, please visit the Workforce Development website.

ABCD Boston

19 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111
617-483-5708

Programs:
  • Trades skill program

Asian American Civic Association

87 Tyler Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111
617-542-1800

programs:
  • Training for careers in banking, finance, energy efficient maintenance
  • English as a Second Language program

BEST Hospitality Training

2201 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
617-708-0711

programs:
  • Hotel housekeeping
  • Pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship training program

Catholic Charities Laboure Center

275 West Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127
617-464-8545

Programs:
  • Nursing assistant training
  • English as a Second Language classes

Fairmount Corridor Job Network

Dorchester Bay EDC, 594 Columbia Rd #302, Dorchester, MA 02125
617-533-0575

Programs:
  • Job search
  • Interview preparation
Fenway CDC

70 Burbank Street, Boston, MA 02115
617-267-4637 ext. 29

Programs:
  • English as a Second Language classes
  • Career counseling and job placement
  • Computer access
  • Job readiness training

Notre Dame Education Center

200 Old Colony Avenue, South Boston, MA 02127
617-268-1912

Programs:
  • English as a Second Language classes
  • Career coaching
  • Customer service, office skills, and technology training

Partners in Career and Workforce Development
Health Care Training and Employment Program

550 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
617-442-1880

Programs:
  • Entry-level employment with Partners Healthcare and training

YMCA Training, Inc.

18 Tremont Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02108
617-542-1800

Programs:
  • Computer and office skills training
  • Industry-specific programs
Boston Adult Language Literacy Initiative

617-918-5277

Programs:
  • Adult literacy programs across Boston
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