Jobs available for local seniors

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is currently accepting applications from Barry County residents who are 55 or older.

In order to qualify for the program, applicants who are single must earn $13,964 or less per year. Applicants who are from families of two must earn no more than $18,915 per year.

"In this difficult economy, many older Missourians are finding it necessary to find work," said George Haag, local employment and training coordinator 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 have been unsuccessful in their job hunt.

"Our program is a stepping stone for people desperate for work," added Haag. "We can provide immediate assistance and wages for those who qualify for the SCSEP."

Eperience Works SCSEP is available at no cost to people who meet eligibility criteria. The program provides paid community service assignments at local public and non-profit 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 1-877-872-4740 or 417-681-0359 or visit www.experienceworks.org.

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