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Older worker opportunities available in Putnam County

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is currently accepting applications.

Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, live in Putnam or Owen counties and have incomes of $13,964 per year or less as an individual (or $18,913 for family of two).

"In this difficult economy, many older Hoosiers are finding it necessary to find work," Ruth Hooker, local employment and training coordinator for Experience Works, said. "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," Hooker added. "We can provide immediate assistance and wages, for those who qualify for the SCSEP."

Experience 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 can use their community service training as a springboard to permanent jobs with local employers.

For more information, persons may call toll-free 1-866-976-5939 or visit www.experienceworks.org.

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