Over the past few years, Polk County has experienced a diversification of the economic base which in turn has created many new jobs for our area. Evidence of continual growth in the area, including the medical industry, education, manufacturing, criminal justice and retail, equates to job opportunities, especially for the growing senior population.
Polk County offers work programs for all ages of job seekers, including one specifically to assist retirees and senior citizens to locate full or part-time positions in the community. These programs also offer training and support to acquire desirable employment.
As of 2010, more than 25% of the U.S. population became 55 or older. The mission of Experience Works is to improve the lives of older people through training, community service and employment. One of the strengths of the organization is to help employers take full advantage of the talents of older workers.
Experience Works is a national, charitable, community-based organization that helps seniors get the training they need to find good jobs in their communities. One of the ways seniors benefit through this program is training, counseling and community service assignments at non-profit organizations and public agencies in their communities prior to transitioning into the workforce. Participants gain valuable new skills and experience that help them secure meaningful employment and provide valuable services to their host agencies and communities.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has a long-standing history of commitment to veterans. TWC continually seeks opportunities to improve workforce services to veterans in Texas. Work Force Solutions of Polk County offers all employment services as available through Texas Work Force Solutions, including areas that may be particularly suitable for retirees and Senior Texans.
Major Employers in Polk County