Civic Participation and Employment

Increase employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for older persons

  • Improve awareness and coordination of employment services
  • Promote home-based, part-time and job-sharing employment opportunities
  • Distribute brochures on key topics like age discrimination in the workplace, and working while receiving Social Security benefits
  • Encourage local businesses to hire older persons

 

Increase volunteerism and civic participation among persons age 55+

  • Develop a City of Austin internship or fellowship program for people 55+
  • Publicize volunteer opportunities as well as opportunities for civic engagement

 

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