Organization Awarded $45 Million Department of Labor Grant for Employment Training Program Targeting Growing Older Worker Population
Senior Service America, Inc. (SSAI) is a chief recipient of the United States Department of Labor (DOL) Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) grant for services in 13 states from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. SCSEP is operated under a DOL grant and in cooperation with SSAI, the second largest administrator of the program, which provides on-the-job skills training to individuals 55 or older. For 50 years through its local partnerships, SSAI has helped the larger Senior Community Service Program nationally get more than 1 million first-time or returning 55+ Americans into the workforce.
The US Strategic Advantage of Older Workers
This year Older Americans’ Month falls as both the national and local US economies reach near-record levels. With increasing discussion on how to maintain a competitive advantage in this marketplace, one universal theme from both policymakers and CEOs is the need for skilled talent to sustain economic growth.
Hill Briefing Examines SCSEP’s Role in Workforce System
Earnings for Senior Community Service Employment Program participants who move into unsubsidized jobs exceed program costs, and despite its smaller size, the program serves more low-income older workers than mainstream federal workforce development programs.
Older Veterans Deserve Better In The Labor Market
At first glance, news that the nation’s unemployment rate is now 4.1% — a downward trend now spanning 80 quarters – would appear to merit celebration. One would assume that an economy moving towards full employment would lift the nation’s mood, even amidst the ongoing political drama in Washington, DC.
SSAI Announces Awards Recipients to Kick off National Employ Older Workers Week
As the number of younger workers in America is set to decrease within a few years, employers are looking to older workers to fill talent gaps in their workforce. Increasingly, they can.