Meaningful employment is one of the best ways to keep fit in every way as we age — socially, mentally and even physically. But some of Waikīkī Community Center’s clients had difficulty finding employment. Retirees also found that the way people look for work has changed significantly. Others felt employers didn’t want to hire them due to their age. Many wanted to change career paths entirely. Therefore, WCC started Back-to-Work Force, a free service employment program focused on adults 50 and over.
The program helps match older workers with employment by updating their skills and by working with employers. The program provides a range of services for older workers — creating and updating resumes, online job search and application assistance, interview preparation and training referral. The program then matches clients with one or more of its 25-plus employer partners.
WAIKĪKĪ COMMUNITY CENTER (501(c) 3 nonprofits)
310 Paoakalani Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
Jill Okimura, Projects Manager: 808-923-1802
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