Older worker opportunities available

WELLSBORO – The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) will be accepting applications during a recruitment fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at CareerLink, 56 Plaza Lane.

Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, live in Tioga, Potter, or Lycoming County and have an income of $13,964 per year or less for a family of one ($18,913 for family of two). Representatives from CareerLink and WIA also will be available.

“In this difficult economy, many older Pennsylvanians are finding it necessary to find work,” said Louise Wyble, 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 been unsuccessful in their job hunt,” she added. “Our program is a stepping stone for people desperate for work. 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 use their community service training as a springboard to permanent jobs with local employers.

For more information about Experience Works or the recruitment fair, call 560-6400.