The Senior Community Service Employment Program is a unique federal program that provides job training and improves the well-being of low-income older adults. Launched in 1965,the Senior Community Service Employment Program is authorized by the Older Americans Act and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Senior Community Service Employment Program participants are age 55 or older and they train for 20 hours per week at governmental and nonprofit host agencies. To qualify participants must meet an income criterion where personal/family income does not exceed 125% of the Federal poverty level (less allowable exclusions), and they must be unemployed.
Employing persons age 55 and over is not just a good practice, it's a Best Practice.
Our goal is to help older adults, while they are providing a service to the community, gain new experience(s) and up-to-date training necessary to transition into unsubsidized employment. Senior employment is a win-win for everyone, and gives older workers the ability to contribute back to the economy, once gainfully employed.