A Senior Community Service Employment Program funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act through the U.S. Department of Labor enables us to provide job skills training to low-income Individuals, age 55 and older in Connecticut.
Ready to Work participants are placed in temporary training assignments where they gain valuable on-the-job work experience and training needed to gain meaningful employment.
Participants will work 20 hours a week at the training sites for which they will be paid minimum wage.
o To assist participants in acquiring
marketable jobs skills and
o To help participants secure meaningful
o Participate in community service assignments to learn new skills in on the job training
o Assistance in resume development
o Assistance in developing job search skills
o Increase opportunities to obtain jobs in the private sector
o Referrals to supportive services as needed
o Change stereotypes about older workers through public education and demonstrated success
o Be unemployed
o Be 55 years of age or older and a resident of Connecticut
o Have an annual family income that is not more than 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines.
Family Size Annual Income
1 - $13,538
2 - $18,213
3 - $22,888
Ready to Work and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Ready to Work is pleased to announce it has received $259,468 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand the Senior Community Service Employment Program in Fairfield, Litchfield, New Haven and New London counties.
These new services will focus on getting eligible participants job ready quickly for careers in the fields and programs highlighted by the Stimulus Bill including health care, child care and the environment.
Participants will be provided opportunities for intensive training classes followed by assignments in community service to put those skills to the test in a real world environment. Services will also include assistance in building a resume, job development and preparing for an interview.
For additional information about Ready to Work, please contact Jennifer Gorman at (860) 424-5643 or at Jennifer.Gorman@ct.gov
Ready to Work Providers
Greater New Haven Area:
Agency on Aging of South Central CT
One Long Wharf Dr
New Haven, CT 06511
Litchfield County and the Greater Danbury Area:
PO Box 909
Litchfield, CT 06759
Greater Stamford Area:
Jewish Family Service of Stamford
733 Summer St, 6th Flr
Stamford, CT 06901-1208
Greater Bridgeport Area:
Southwestern CT Agency on Aging
10 Middle St
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Greater Norwich and Greater New London Areas
Thames Valley Council for Community Action
401 West Thames St, Unit 201
Norwich, CT 06360-7155
(860) 444-0006 x115
For Other Senior Community Service Programs Contact:
Hartford, New London, Tolland and Windham Counties
Easter Seals Capital Region and Eastern CT
22 Prestige Park Cr
East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 728-1061 x231
Fairfield, Middlesex and New Haven Counties:
The WorkPlace, Inc
350 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604