Older residents of Ripley County who are having difficulty finding a job have a local resource that might be able to help.
Experience Works is a national nonprofit organization operating the Senior Community Service Employment Program in 43 Indiana counties. It 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 accepting applications. Program applicants must be age 55 or older; unemployed; live in Ripley, Jefferson, Franklin or Dearborn counties; and have incomes of $14,588 per year or less for a family of one, $19,663 for family of two (call for additional guidelines for more family members). Pre-registration is preferred.
For more information or to register, persons can call 866-796-8550 or visit www.experienceworks.org.