BRIDGES Employment Resource Center Mission
The mission of BRIDGES Employment Resource Center is to provide services to dependable, mature workers that will enhance their current job skills and provide new skills to assist them to effectively bridge the transition into meaningful employment.
Reaching “retirement age” doesn’t always mean “ready for retirement.” Americans live longer and continue to participate in the activities and interests they have always enjoyed. Our concept of retirement has changed. Many people 40 and older choose to continue working past traditional retirement age simply because they love to work, to be active and to be involved. Some seek employment because of economic necessity. BRIDGES Employment Resource Center can be that ‘bridge’ between retirement and employment. Our program can help you explore your options, help you enhance your current skills, and teach you valuable new skills to make you a viable candidate for a new job position.
Services available to the Older Worker through BRIDGES ERC:
- Individual Job Coaching
- Resume Preparation and Assistance
- Interviewing Technique Training
- Application Preparation Assistance
- Job Bank (http://actgen.org/bridges-home)
- Employer Outreach
- Computer Training
- Computer access for resume writing and internet research
- Employment Workshops
- Annual Job Fairs
Cost and Fee Structure:
Services provided through BRIDGES ERC are free of charge. Computer Classes are available through the Active Generations Computer Learning Center for a small fee (http://actgen.org/category/activities/computer-learning-center). Services are available to anyone over the age 40 in the Sioux Falls area. There are no charges for businesses that wish to post a job opening on our Web Site.
Phone: (605) 333-3318