2013-02-06 / Local & State

Older Worker Employment Opportunities Now Available

The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is currently accepting applications. Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, live in Bradford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset counties and have incomes of $13,964 per year or less for a family of one ($18,913 for family of two). There are currently 10 openings for qualified candidates.

“In this difficult economy, many older Pennsylvania residents are finding it necessary to find work,” says Joe Farrone, Pennsylvania state director for Experience Works. “Unfortunately, finding a job can be especially difficult for older workers who have not looked for employment for some time or for those who been unsuccessful in their job hunt. Our program is a stepping stone for people desperate for work. We can provide immediate assistance and wages, for those who qualify for the SCSEP.”

Experience Works SCSEP is available at no cost to people who meet eligibility criteria. The program provides paid community service assignments at local public and nonprofit organizations, training, referral to needed services, and job search assistance. With updated skills, participants use their community service training as a springboard to permanent jobs with local employers.

For more information, call toll-free 1-800-842-4982 or at www.experienceworks.org.

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