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POSTED: October 11, 2007 5:03 a.m.
National Employ Older Workers Week, Sept. 23-29, has been organized for seniors who are in need of extra income to consider getting the training they need to get a job.
In Georgia, Experience Works, the country’s largest provider of mature-worker training and employment, is recruiting individuals 55 and older, with limited income, who want to learn news skills, gain job experience and ultimately work full- or part-time.  Through the Senior Community Service Employment Program, Experience Works collaborates with nonprofit organizations and service agencies to provide paid work experience, training and job placement to seniors.
“People are never too old to learn new skills and continue contributing to society,” Billy Wooten, Experience Works regional director said. “Experience Works has examples of hundreds of seniors who have started new careers in their 60s, 70s and even 80s.”
The week promotes employment opportunities and acknowledges the contributions of older Americans nationwide. The week is also an opportunity to recognize the employers of older workers who establish age-friendly work jobs by training, recruiting and retaining qualified older workers.
For more information about Experience Works, call Mattie Stevenson at (912) 370-2595.
Experience Works is a national, nonprofit organization that provides training and employment services for mature workers. Established in 1965 as Green Thumb, and renamed Experience Works in 2002, it is the largest provider of the Senior Community Service Employment Program.
Information about Experience Works and its programs can be found at www.experienceworks.org
Information about other providers of SCSEP can be found at www.dol.gov.
 

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