Experience Works Celebrates Older Workers During National Employ the Older Worker Week, September 23th-29th
Released on: September 17, 2007, 8:17 am
Press Release Author: Ann King
Industry: Non Profit
Press Release Summary: National Employ the Older Worker Week, September 23th-29th, promotes employment opportunities and acknowledges the special contributions of older Americans nationwide.
Press Release Body: (RICHMOND HILL, GA, SEPTEMBER 17, 2007) - September 23th-29th is National Employ Older Workers Week and it's a perfect time for seniors who are in need of extra income to consider getting the training they need to get a job.
In Georgia, Experience Works, the country's largest provider of mature-worker training and employment, is currently recruiting individuals 55 and older, with limited income, who want to learn news skills, gain job experience, and ultimately work full- or part-time in their local communities. Through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), Experience Works collaborates with nonprofit organizations and community-service agencies to provide paid work experience, training, and job-placement services to seniors in local communities.
"People are never too old to learn new skills and continue contributing to society," said Billy Wooten, Experience Works Regional Director. "Experience Works has examples of hundreds of seniors who have started new careers in their 60's, 70's and even 80's."
National Employ the Older Worker Week, September 23th-29th, promotes employment opportunities and acknowledges the special contributions of older Americans nationwide. The week is also an opportunity to recognize the employers of older workers who establish age-friendly work environments by training, recruiting, and retaining qualified older workers.
For more information about Experience Works and its services in your area contact the Georgia Regional Office at (912) 756-7708 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience Works is a national, nonprofit organization that provides training and employment services for mature workers. Established in 1965 as Green Thumb, and renamed Experience Works in 2002, is the largest provider of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program, funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act, enables the organization to help thousands of low-income individuals, age 55 and older, throughout the United States. Information about Experience Works and its programs can be found at www.experienceworks.org. Information about other providers of SCSEP can be found at www.dol.gov. ###
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