Mature Workers: Vital to Today's Diverse Labor Force

An online panel discussion to address the stigma surrounding mature workers


On Thursday, January 27, 2022, County Supervisor Joe Simitian hosted a webinar for mature workers (age 50+) who are looking to shift careers or wanting to re-enter the workforce. Mature workers are an important part of today’s workforce, offering experience and abilities that are valuable to employers. The event included a panel of Silicon Valley labor market specialists discussing how to overcome potential age stereotypes, upgrade skill sets, and build confidence to thrive within the workforce.

Webinar Partners and Resources for Job Seekers

Peninsula Family Service logo

Peninsula Family Service provides comprehensive services that support individuals and families at various stages of life, including offering older adults the support and tools to realize their full potential and lead healthy, stable lives.

The Mature Worker Job-Coaching Program offers job search assistance to Santa Clara County residents age 50+, including one-on-one career advising, workshops on topics customized for the older job seeker, and facilitated discussion groups with other program members. Call 650-403-4300 x4324 or email [email protected] for more information.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) assists mature workers (age 55+) to build confidence in today’s competitive job market through mock-interviews, vocational counseling, goal planning, resume workshops, paid internships, on-the job training, and employment referrals. Call 650-403-4300 x4385 email [email protected] for more information.


NOVAworks Job Center logo

NOVAworks (NOVA) is a nonprofit, federally funded employment and training agency that provides customer-focused workforce development services to the employers and job seekers of Silicon Valley. NOVA's mission is to be a leader in delivering employment and training services that: facilitate skill development and career mobility; align with and are of value to the business community; and enhance people's ability to live and work in Silicon Valley. Call 408-730-7232 to learn more.


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