Experience Works recruits older workers â�?�?May is Older Americans Month, and one way seniors can celebrate is by increasing their activity level through work,â�? said Jean Bennett, Experience Works regional director. This yearâ�?�?s theme for Older Americanâ�?�?s Month is â�?�?Working together for Strong, Healthy and Supportive Communities.â�? â�?�?Itâ�?�?s well established that seniors who work are healthier and remain independent longer than their non-working counterparts. Working seniors are helping to redefine the experience of aging as they contribute to the state, local and national economies and provide value to employers.â�? Experience Works, a national charitable nonprofit organization that helps seniors get the training they need to find jobs in their local communities, is currently recruiting unemployed individuals 55 and older with limited income who want to learn news skills, gain job experience and ultimately work full- or part-time in their local communities. Through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Experience Works collaborates with nonprofit organizations and community service agencies to provide paid work experience, temporary training and job-placement services to seniors in local communities. Giving back through community service and learning valuable skills is the key to success for many seniors across America. With Experience Worksâ�?�? help, many people gain marketable employment skills and earn while they learn. This helps them meet basic living expenses and cover necessities such as out-of-pocket medical costs. Without work and income they otherwise would face extreme hardship. If you are an employer who might benefit from an older employee, or if you are 55 and older, unemployed, facing economic challenges and want to get back into the work force, contact Experience Works: Terry Laitala at Vermillion Career Center, 677-6269 or regional office toll-free telephone number of 1-800-450-5627. Experience Works is the largest provider of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program, funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act, enables Experience Works to help thousands of people, age 55 and older with limited incomes throughout the United States. Information about Experience Works and its programs can be found at www.experienceworks.org. Information about other providers of SCSEP can be found at www.dol.gov. Experience Works was established in 1965 as Green Thumb and renamed Experience Works in 2002.
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