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Nonprofit connects older workers, job openings

FOREST PARK — For older residents of Liberty County needing help to re-enter the workforce this summer, a local nonprofit has openings in a program that offers paid training and other services as a stepping stone to employment.
The Georgia state office of Experience Works, a national nonprofit organization, operates the Senior Community Service Employment Program, or SCSEP, in 113 Georgia counties, including Liberty. The program is available at no cost to eligible individuals and provides paid community-service assignments at local and public nonprofit organizations, training and job-search help.
“The search for employment can be difficult or even overwhelming for many older workers,” said Atala James, state program manager for Experience Works. “This is a great opportunity to build confidence, earn income, and gain valuable skills that respond to today’s job market.”
The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Labor and administered by Experience Works to provide a springboard to jobs with local employers. Applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed and meet additional income guidelines.
For more information, call Experience Works toll-free 844-219-0060.

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