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Job training and placement for older adults

Older Adult Employment Program | NYC Department for the Aging (NYC Aging)

1. How it Works

The Older Adult Employment Program helps adults 55 and older prepare for and find work while paying them. Older adults get trained to use computers, look for work, write resumes, and more. Career counselors are also there to give advice.

  • There are job placements citywide for many kinds of work which include:
    • data processing
    • administrative work
    • customer service
    • security services
    • airport services
    • home care
  • Requires proof of identity, income, where you live, and eligibility to work.

2. Determine your eligibility

To be eligible for the Older Adult Employment Program, you must:

  • Be 55 years or older
  • Live in the five boroughs
  • Be unemployed
  • Be willing to learn new skills
  • Commit to actively seeking employment

Your household’s income must be at or below the amount shown in this chart.

Household size Your income (125% or less than the federal poverty level)
1 $18,825
2 $25,550
3 $32,275
4 $39,000
5 $45,725
6 $52,450
7 $59,175
8 $65,900
For each additional person add $6,725


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3. How to Apply

3. How to apply

Here are your options.

Apply online

Attend a virtual Information Session, held every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. over Zoom. Complete the interest form online.

Or, you can attend an Information Session in person. Register by calling Aging Connect at 212-Aging-NY at 212-244-6469.

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More ways to get help with this program

Learn more

Visit NYC Aging’s Older Adult Employment website for more information.

Call 311

Ask for the Older Adult Employment Program.


Call the Older Adult Employment Program at 212-602-6958 to learn more.

Last Updated May 22, 2024

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