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Texas Jobs, Housing, and Resources: Seniors 55+ and Veterans

Ms. Inglish is a successful employment & training pro, setting Midwest regional records with tens of thousands placed in gainful employment.

The average lifespan is increasing, and this means more working years for many Americans. Many people are moving to Texas because of new businesses and new employment at higher than average wages, even for senior citizens.

The average lifespan is increasing, and this means more working years for many Americans. Many people are moving to Texas because of new businesses and new employment at higher than average wages, even for senior citizens.

The Road of Life and Work Is Longer in the 21st Century

A Second or Retirement Career

An acquaintance of mine worked for 25+ years in another profession after earning a degree in engineering. When his company ceased business, he was immediately hired by an aerospace company in a well-paying job as a design engineer in a large company at the age of 55. He went to Texas, where many such jobs are open and increasing in numbers.

I worked with all demographics of workers seeking employment for over 10 years under federal and state funding programs, with over a 90% job placement rate every year, including seniors and veterans.

Those experiences provided me with useful facts to help job seekers in the future, especially since they led to top numbers of long-term employed people in my state.

I saw thousands of adults and youth receive training and gain long-term jobs every year, and this included senior citizens aged 55+, veterans, displaced homemakers, laid-off workers, and other special groups.

This work and ongoing follow-up with public and private contacts have provided an opportunity to gather resources for senior citizens and other special groups of unemployed people.

Living Longer, Working Longer: Texas Makes It Easier

Due to living longer in the 21st century, many retired individuals need to return to work and maintain a good job for several years rather than leaving the workplace. Texas is a good place to look for work.

Our Aging Population Needs More Work

During recessions and job shrinkage, hiring older people becomes more of an issue than it is in prosperous times. Globally, seniors are living longer and often need to work more years than in the past.

One of the fast-growing segments among the homeless in America is seniors ages 55 and over. These individuals may have lost a job through downsizing or layoff and were unable to find replacement employment. Some have lost their homes to high medical bills, and others are Baby Boomers (including veterans) who are struggling with substance abuse.