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Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens

55+ Employment Resource Center

Seniors Resource Center

The Employment Resource Center assists job- seeking Seattle residents age 55 and over and helps local employers to find experienced, dedicated and reliable employees. Services are free to both job seekers and employers.

Services to job seekers include:

  • One-to-one job search counseling, coaching, and work search strategies
  • Job Search Workshops on a variety of topics that will help in your job search
  • Weekly job listings that feature senior-friendly employers
  • Assistance with your resume
  • Interviewing tips
  • Help with online networking
  • Free computer classes at our downtown location
  • Connection to training resources to upgrade job skills
  • Computer access for resume writing and internet research

Get fully engaged in your job search today!

Seniors Resource Center

To get started, download, fill out and save the Employment Resource Center Registration Form to your computer in Word or PDF and attach it to your email to seniors@seattle.gov. You will begin receiving the Weekly Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens Jobs List, sent invitations to Job Search Workshops, and connected with information about free computer classes for registered job seekers.

Make sure that you are taking the first steps in a successful job search. See 6 Steps to Success for your reference.

Getting Started: 6 Steps to Success

1. Jobs: Once you are registered with the Age 55+ Employment Resource Center (MOSC/ERC) the weekly Jobs List will be sent to your email address. Your email address is required to receive our Jobs List.
2. E-Mail: If you do not have an e-mail account, you can establish a free e-mail account using a computer at your local library, any WorkSource office, and most senior centers, with help from the staff there. List your e-mail address on your resume. Check your e-mail inbox daily.
3. Job Counselor: Contact your Job Counselor as needed to discuss your training, experiences, job applications and interviews, and whether you have found work. Your counselor can review your resume, recommend strategies, and serve as a sounding board for your ideas.
4. Resume: Create or update your resume to bring in when you meet with your Job Counselor.
5. Voice Mail: If you do not have easy access to a phone with voicemail or to an answering machine, you can set up FREE Laser Voicemail. Call 206-376-5000 and follow the directions. List your voice mail number on your resume. Check for messages daily.
6. WorkSource: We encourage dual registration with WorkSource www.worksourceskc.org.

Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

Accommodations for people with disabilities provided upon request.