Employment

Unemployment rates continue to be at all-time lows. A recent article in The Tennessean noted that Nashville’s unemployment rate fell to a near 45-year low at 2.2%, the lowest of any major metro areas in the U.S.

What does that mean?

Employers are working to fill an abundance of vacancies and good help is hard to find. FiftyForward seeks individuals to fill important roles. We have fun. We work hard. Our efforts are driven by our mission: to support, champion and enhance life for those 50 and older.  (“Ghosts” need not apply. And, if you don’t know what that means, that may be the best news ever. Come join our team!)

The primary strength of FiftyForward is its people, working together in a united purpose.

Our mission is to support, champion and enhance life for those 50 and older. Established in 1956, we are the premier provider of innovative programs and services for older adults and their families.

A powerful leadership team of staff, volunteers and community operate under the FiftyForward umbrella to offer what would be 15 smaller nonprofit agencies in other communities. This includes seven lifelong learning centers (two in Williamson County and five in Davidson County; five of which are accredited by the National Institutes of Senior Centers) as well as FiftyForward Supportive Care programs including FiftyForward Meals on Wheels and FiftyForward Adult Day Services and numerous volunteer opportunities.

Our most valuable assets are loyal and capable individuals who are committed to older adults and fulfilling our mission. FiftyForward hires and promotes individuals who best meet the requirements of available positions and have the potential for advancement.

FiftyForward has 75 (full-time and part-time) employees and approximately 2,500 volunteers who serve approximately 20,000 individuals and their families annually.


FiftyForward is an equal opportunity employer.

It is the policy of FiftyForward to provide equal employment opportunity.  In keeping with this policy, applicants for employment are recruited and hired and employees are selected for training, transferred, promoted, laid off, demoted, disciplined, or discharged without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or other protected category in accordance with all applicable laws.

FiftyForward is a smoke free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to political affiliation, religion, gender, age, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap, or other status protected under local, state or federal laws.

Background Checks

FiftyForward conducts background investigations and pre-employment drug screening and fingerprinting on all prospective employees. These investigations are conducted to ensure the safety and integrity of the FiftyForward workplace, programs and services.

All FiftyForward employees participate in an initial 90-day probationary period and adhere to policies including a drug free and non-smoking workplace, ethical standards, confidentiality, conflict of interest, welfare of agency participants and reporting of abuse, neglect or exploitation of customers.

Employee benefits are determined by employee classification and required work hours.