Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Want to get paid while job training?

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a national work based training program for older adults at least 55 years of age, who have a family income of no more than 25% over the federal poverty limit. It is being administered in Pasco County by Experience Works, which is part of Career Central. Career Central has offices in Spring Hill, Zephyrhills, and New Port Richey. The office addresses and hours of operation can be found here. The jobs pay minimum wage and involve about 20 hours of work per week. Participants are placed in local nonprofit organizations or in public agencies which are operated by the government.

According to Experience Works, "Thirty-eight percent of Experience Work's SCSEP participants found permanent jobs, notably as teachers aides, emergency dispatchers, care providers, and clerical assistants." The Pasco Library System will offer work sites for this program.

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