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Employ Florida - Silver Edition

  • Welcome to Florida's online career resource for the 50+ demographic.

    To get started, simply enter your zip code in the search box to look for a the latest jobs.

    If you like to learn more about how this website and Employ Florida can help you, select an option from the menu.

    Need assistance? Email your questions or call our Help Desk toll-free at 1-800-438-4128.

    Employ Florida - Silver Edition is a partnership with United Way's Life: Act 2 Partnership and Work Source. For information about workforce assistance and local community resources, please visit these websites:

Employers

  • Silver Services for Employers

    Welcome Florida employers willing to list jobs for all age groups, including older workers!

    Employ Florida - Silver Edition has been created to address the mutual needs of Florida employers / organizations and retirement-aged Florida jobseekers. It is sponsored by CareerSource Florida, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, Volunteer Florida, the Florida Leadership Group of the National Governor's Association Policy Academy on Older Workers, Employers, and Volunteerism, and other members of the Silver Edition Task Force.

    What is the purpose of this website?

    The purpose of this website is to provide useful information to jobseekers who wish to remain in or return to the workforce beyond "retirement."

    Are many older workers returning to the workforce, or continuing to work past retirement age?

    The Jobs for Seniors website reports that "At least 10% of retirees today are going back to work and the number of older Americans either holding jobs or looking for work has been rising since about 1992."

    Why are businesses actively looking to hire older workers?

    By 2010, almost one in three workers will be at least 50. At the same time the Baby Boomers are retiring, the number of new workers entering the labor force continues to decline and this trend is projected to continue. This leaves many employers with the issue of where to find the skilled, experienced, reliable employees they need.

    How can older workers benefit my business?

    Older workers are a valuable resource to businesses because they:
    • Bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the job.
    • Typically require little training except perhaps in the ever-changing new technologies.
    • Have demonstrated track records for performance and dependability.
    • Can be flexible in their work arrangements.
    • Desire periodic or part time work that offers an opportunity to tailor work schedules to business cycles and requirements. Since they have already retired, they may not require health benefits.
    • Can serve as mentors and role models for younger colleagues.

    I'd like to make my business older worker friendly. How do I accomplish this?

    The Employ Florida provides the option for employers seeking to hire experienced, retirement-aged workers to identify themselves as "older worker-friendly" when they register. If you are already registered, simply update your profile to select "older worker-friendly" and your jobs will automatically be presented to jobseekers who search for jobs from the Silver Edition.

    What are some specific human resources policies that older worker-friendly businesses follow?

    The following are some examples of human resource policies that are commonly considered "older worker-friendly" that appeal to the candidates you are seeking:
    • Actively seeking to attract and retain the experienced workers that are approaching retirement age or who have retired but are seeking some type of employment.
    • Have or are adopting human resource policies that are attractive to these jobseekers.
    • Have more flexible working arrangements including:
      • Flexible work hours and/or compressed work schedules;
      • Temporary work assignments with short term employment periods of employment or consulting work;
      • Transition or phasing into retirement;
      • Longer vacation or sabbatical options to encourage and allow travel opportunities;
      • Contract agreements for work that may allow different work arrangements such as work from home;
      • Unusual and creative work schedules (e.g. weekend only, "floating" schedules, seasonal work, on-call assignments and "back filling" work for other workers' absenteeism).

    Can I list volunteer opportunities on the website?

    Yes, once you have registered as an employer (this includes governmental, educational, healthcare and not-for-profit organizations) you can easily create job orders for all types of opportunities. Simply select "volunteer" from the "special job opportunity" drop down menu.

    I'd like to get started – how do I access Employ Florida?

    Click here to register and create a job order on EFM. If you are not registered, you must first register.

About EF

  • About Employ Florida

    The Employ Florida website is a powerful online tool designed to assist job seekers and students of all ages in search for the right job, and to help employers identify the best job candidates. The site serves as a hub for the state's workforce services while focusing on job openings and job candidates. The site is also a valuable resource for policy makers, researchers, and others seeking to explore and analyze local labor markets in Florida.

    With thousands of job listings extracted from nearly every employer in Florida, finding job opportunities that fit an individual's needs and skills is achievable with a few mouse clicks. Employers searching for suitable candidates will benefit from the convenience of one web site for potential candidate searches and for review of job market trends. This dynamic information is contained in a statewide database to expand the job selection and recruitment process for every individual and employer.

    Current data available on the Employ Florida website includes a strategic mix of job openings, career exploration, employer information, education and labor market research information. Job seekers, students and employers may click on the site whenever they need accurate data to make informed decisions on careers, training, wages, occupation searches and resource recruitment.

    Take the time to discover new career opportunities and job candidates using the Employ Florida website. There are twenty-four workforce regions in Florida. Each of these regions is accessible on the site. Updated information for the geographic area will display, whether your search ranges from a city in the Panhandle to a county in Central Florida; from the I-4 High Tech Corridor to Naples; or from Jacksonville to the Keys.  Additionally, services offered through Employ Florida are free of charge. Click here to visit Employ Florida.

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