Program Helps Older Nebraskans Find Work

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Older residents in Nebraska who are having difficulty finding a job have a local resource that might be able to help.

The Experience Works Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), a nonprofit organization operating in Nebraska, provides paid community service assignments at local public and non-profit organizations, training, referral to needed services, and job search assistance for eligible individuals.

With updated skills, participants use their community service training as a springboard to permanent jobs with local employers.

The Experience Works SCSEP is currently accepting applications. Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, live in one of the 82 Counties served by SCSEP, and have gross income of $14,588 per year or less for a family of one ($19,663 for family of two).

“In this difficult economy, many older Nebraskans are finding it necessary

to find work,” says Ann Rouch, Nebraska State Program Manager, 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. 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.”

Sponsored by Experience Works and Nebraska Department of Health & Human

Services, Division of Medicaid & Long Term Care, State Unit on Aging, SCSEP is available at no cost to people who meet eligibility criteria. For more

information call toll-free 877-314-7526 or visit our website at