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Job resources for seniors

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

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

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

Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Have questions? Contact:

Andrea Burns, Age-Friendly Director
Age-friendly Boston

We want to create an environment in which older adults can continue to lead healthy and productive lives in Boston. Learn more about our work.

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