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Employment Options

Whether it is for money or self-fulfillment working in retirement is on the rise throughout the nation.  There are many options for the mature skilled worker

  • Flexible work schedules
  • Time to pursue a new career, which requires new training
  • Selecting full-time or part-time work in the field you enjoyed before.
  • Sharing your skills and expertise
What option will you select?

Work Search Center In Yonkers

In collaboration with the AARP Foundation WorkSearch, The Volunteer Center, Westchester Community College and Family Services of Westchester opened in June of 2009 a job assessment center for mature adults in the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers.

The site can help you:

Access online training programs to develop skills!

Link to job openings in your area!

Determine if you have the right skills for your job choice!

Create an action plan to help meet your training and job goals!

The Yonkers center joins WorkSearch sites around the country that are helping mature adults pursue their employment goals and develop the skills necessary for todayís workplace.  At these centers job seekers are linked with Information Navigators who lead them through the WorkSearch process.  Check out the website www.aarpworksearch.org to learn more.

To be eligible to participate in this FREE program, individuals must be 40 and older.

For more information or to register for an appointment participants are asked to register in advance by calling Family Services of Westchester at 914-708-7520

The WorkSearch center in Yonkers will be open from Monday through Thursday-1PM to 5PM.  The site is located a 6 Xavier Drive, 5th Floor (Above Bank of America)

Funded by the Helen Benedict Foundation.


SCORE Westchester

SCORE provides free, confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of small business.

 (914) 948-3907


Womenís Enterprise Development Center

Training on business plan development, marketing your idea, mentoring, counseling, grants to low-income entrepreneurs, etc.
914 948-6098 ext 10


Additional sources of information on employment and working in retirement






55 Plus Yonkers Connections

127 South Broadway Yonkers, NY 10701 Phone: 914-378-7824 Fax: 914-378-7130

A program staffed by Saint Joseph's Medical Center and The Community Planning Council of Yonkers

         Made possible by the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation