Senior Employment Services

 

Senior Employment Services operates under The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) and is funded by a grant under Title V of the Older Americans Act. Employment opportunities are provided to low income individuals who are at least 55 years of age. The subsidized employment opportunities are in the form of on-the-job training at nonprofit community service agencies. The enrollees work in a variety of nonprofit or public organizations at no cost to these agencies. The purpose of this program is to help older workers help themselves by offering assistance to others in the community. Enrollees in Title V become members of the nation's workforce and can once again contribute to the community's economy. Program participants/enrollees are able to re-enter the labor market and revitalize old skills or learn new skills. One of the objectives of this program is to give enrollees employment training that may not have been available to them at the time of their initial career choice.

 

The program provides for the training and employment of low-income persons who meet the following requirements:

*Fifty-five (55) years of age or older.
*Must not exceed low income limits.
*Physically and mentally capable of employment
*Resident of Jefferson and Plaquemines Parish.
*Must work twenty (20) hours per week and earn no more than minimum wage.
 
Job Referral Service: 
There are no eligibility limitations for this service. Any applicant who registers with JCOA's senior employment office is listed in this service.
Those who have been:
* Terminated or Laid Off,
* Downsized, or
* Part of a plant closure or substantial layoff
are counseled, pre-screened, and placed in job categories according to their specific employment objectives and skills. These applicants are referred to the businesses who contact our organization for their employment needs.