AGING SERVICES: National Employ Older Worker Week

National Employ Older Worker Week

For employers, older workers are reliable, experienced and motivated with strong work ethics and flexible schedules.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 41% of Americans ages 55 and older will be employed making up 21% of the US workforce.   Many of those updated their job skills through programs such as the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).  Sixty Connecticut residents found part time and full time employment through SCSEP between July 2012 and June 2013.  Those older workers now work for local schools, health care and home care services, social service or municipal agencies and several are self-employed.

SCSEP services are offered in our state through the State Department on Aging, Easter Seals Capital Region and Eastern Connecticut and the Associates for Training and Development.  Our program provides the state’s employers with the staff needed to be competitive.  For more information about SCSEP in Connecticut, please follow this link.

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