Sometimes, seniors want to return to work. Sometimes, they must return for financial reasons. In any case, older workers often find that they need updated skills before they can successfully find a job.
Through our Senior Community Service Program, we help people age 55 and older who meet eligibility guidelines get the on-the-job training and current work experience they need through paid community service assignments.
The services of this program are ideal for:
- Retirees who wish to return to work part time.
- Widowed individuals who have little recent work experience outside the home.
- Older adults who are unemployed and wish to learn new skills.
Who Should Apply
To qualify for these services, applicants must meet certain federal income guidelines. The Program Year 2011 annual household income limit is $13,613 for an individual and $18,388 for a couple. The allowable income amount increases with each additional family member.
We have selected a group of local agencies to provide services statewide. Those designated service providers will help you determine if you are eligible and then handle all aspects of your participation in the program.
What Happens Next
Once your eligibility has been determined, we'll help arrange a community service assignment for you.
You will receive the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. Sometimes the local prevailing wage for similar employment is used if it is higher than the minimum wage.
You can also receive the following benefits: Physical examinations, personal and job related counseling, job training and future job placement.
Watch a Video about the Program
Here are two videos about how the program works. The first video, intended for employers, focuses on the assets older workers bring to the job.
The following video features an interview with a worker who found a job through the program.
For more information, about the program contact:
Telephone: (651) 259-7540