EMPLOYMENT FOR SENIORS INC

Rating: 5 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Job Training

Location: 4500 E Broad St Columbus OH 43213 USA

Mission: We empower mature adults to reach their desired employment potential by: Providing personalized employment assistance Strengthening partnerships with employers and the community Promoting awareness through advocacy and education
Results: We are moving our services into an electronic 24/7 access, providing job information to our clients.
Target demographics: Any central Ohio individual 50 years of age and older.
Direct beneficiaries per year: We serve approximately 1,100 new clients years, plus 3,000 current clients.
Geographic areas served: Central Ohio
Programs: Registration into our program provides clients with access to posted positions and those employers targeting mature, experienced job seekers. We also provide an annual Senior Career Expo, that includes both hiring employers and a series of employment workshops. We provide specialized programs, such as our "65+ JobSeekers Workshop Series" to assist those 65 and over who are chronically unemployed.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The staff at Employment for Seniors are helpful, friendly, and excellent at listening and sharing resources that fit your needs. I continue to use the job list to explore available jobs in the area. Thanks for this great organization that can help you settle into a new job search mode so seamlessly. I loved the handouts I was given at my interview-they were excellent. I continue to follow links about how to use career building resources on the web. What a positive experience when you need a helping hand-way to go!

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EFS is a great resource for those of us who use more than our thumbs. They are devoted to mature workers, they understand the digital divide, and they provide excellent job leads from companies who specifically want the maturity and experience we have to offer. They also provide necessary training to compete with the "still wet behind the ears" generation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the amount of white collar job leads.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Some

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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I donate to Employment for Seniors because they not only provide a unique service to mature job seekers, they also engage the employer community in recognizing the value and advantage of hiring mature job candidates.

The Executive Director, staff, volunteers and board members work tirelessly to enhance their clients' experience with EFS, produce measurable results, and raise awareness of EFS throughout the community.

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been on the board of trustees for the past 13 years. Over this time, I have seen this organization grow and respond to our clients (aged 50+) and their needs in tremendous fashion. We are constantly striving to connect the mature workforce to employers, through education and easier access through our free job postings. It's a system that has worked for over 40 years!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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I have been a member of the board for over 12 years, and have been extremely excited about how EFS has been able to change to continue to help adults over 50 find a job. Technology was a burden for this age group just 10 years ago, but today they embrace it, and EFS has followed that trend to deliver its services better with a newly designed, easier to navigate website. It's no wonder EFS receives calls from literally all over the world to find out how we do what we do, as a non-profit!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I have served on the Employment For Seniors Board for ten years and am constantly amazed by this valuable community resource. FREE services are provided for people 50 years of age and older who are in need of a job. The volunteer staff of counselors provide outstanding, compassionate service to a diverse clientele. The annual Career Expo is always improving with workshops and access to hiring employers. I am proud of the exemplary leadership provided by the Executive Director, Dr. Carol Ventresca, and the level of involvment of the Board members. Board President, Brett Johnson, is a tireless advocate and fundraiser for the agency. Employment For Seniors is everything a nonprofit organization should endeavor to be!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find an endless, sustainable source of funding!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a colleague of the current Executive Director in the past and became familiar with EFS when she became associated with this great organization, first as a board member and now as ED. Her passion for the organization, staff and volunteers is contagious. As a communications professional, I have volunteered my skills whenever useful as EFS transitions into a new age of social media and modern technology. EFS is growing better each day, which is great news for the thousands of mature job seekers and employers who benefit from its expertise.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Be sure it had additional resources to enable it to help more individuals and businesses

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Employment for Seniors is a great organization that helps job seekers meet potential employers and has really made a great impact for those in Central Ohio. I have always teamed up with the organization and the job seekers and staff have all been amazing! Such a great organizaton and we are lucky to have them in our community!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Some

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Employment for Seniors (EFS) in 2012 celebrated their 40th anniversary serving central Ohio. The primary goal of Employment For Seniors is to match mature job seekers with local employers. Clients receive information on resume development, interviewing skills, contact information on other community organizations that provide employment services, and access to a free job posting board. The staff and volunteers work tirelessly to advocate for mature job seekers throughout our community by reaching local employers and emphasizing the skills, maturity, reliability and dependability of our clients. EFS has hosted the annual Senior Career Expo for 19 years, which features training workshops, employers seeking available candidates, and resource agencies to over 500 participants. The Executive Director is active in outreach efforts to educate individuals, agencies, and government entities. As a current Board Member, I have seen the impact this small but mighty organization has had on the lives of mature job seekers!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Secure additional funding to expand service hours

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

EFS helps seasoned Ohio job seekers meet potential employers who prize experience and productivity. The volunteers on the board of trustees are long-serving people who are committed to EFS' mission and seek to increase the organization's reach in both services and geography. From matching job seekers to potential jobs, to assistance with resume writing, EFS can help Ohio's most experienced job seekers find work.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase EFS' measurement of how/when it helps Ohio job seekers find employment, to give increased hope that new job seekers can find help through EFS.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Many members of the "Silver Tsunami " generation are ready ,willing ,and able to contribute to the community and EFS gives them the support they need . In my franchise consulting practice I am seeing many seniors that are looking at career alternatives and I always suggest that EFS should be one of the places they contact as they begin their search. It does good and is run well.!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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