Organization Aims To Get Older Citizens Back Into Workforce

March 7, 2014
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Ripley County citizens over the age of 55 who are having difficulty finding a job have a local resource that might be able to help. The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), a nonprofit organization operating in Indiana, provides paid community service assignments at local public and non-profit organizations, training, referral to needed services, and job search assistance for eligible individuals.

With updated skills, participants use their community service training as a springboard to permanent jobs with local employers.

The Experience Works SCSEP will accept applications on March 19, from 11 am to 3 pm at the Tyson Library, 325 Tyson Street in Versailles. Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, live in Ripley County, and have incomes of $14,588 per year or less for a family of one, $19,663 for family of two. (Call for additional guidelines for more family members). Pre-registration is preferred.

“In this difficult economy, many older Hoosiers are finding it necessary to find work,” says Rhonda Kidd, Indiana state manager 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.”

SCSEP is funded through the U.S. Department of Labor and administered by Experience Works, Inc., a national nonprofit organization. The program is available at no cost to people who meet eligibility criteria. To register, or for more information call Experience Works toll-free 866.796.8550, or visit www.experienceworks.org.

 

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