Finding employees today with reliable work habits, loyalty to the job and the businesses, experience and stability can be a lengthy process. The Senior Community Service Employment Program is able to connect businesses with older workers with these sought-after qualities.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program provides services to adults 55 years or older who reside in Wyoming and have an income level below 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Guideline; are unemployed; and have poor employment prospects.
Services include comprehensive case management, employment training and up to 20 hours per week of part-time, subsidized community service assignments. The goal of these services is to transition the participant into unsubsidized employment earning a self-sufficient wage.
Older Worker Resource Directory
Experienced. Qualified. Responsible. Talented. These words represent the values demonstrated by older workers.
Older workers possess a work ethic unmatched by most other employees. A survey of human resource managers shows “loyalty and dedication to the company” along with “commitment to doing quality work” as the top two qualities of older workers. These qualities serve a business not only through the older worker’s efforts, but by providing an example for other employees to follow.
Hiring older workers brings stability to a workplace by reducing turnover. This saves money in the long run by reducing recruitment and training costs.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and its partners are committed to helping business find qualified older workers and to helping older workers access employment and training opportunities.
- If your business is looking for qualified older workers, please visit your local Workforce Center for assistance.
- If you are an older worker seeking employment, career guidance, career assessment or training opportunities, please visit your local Workforce Center for assistance.
- If you are a low-income older worker seeking part-time employment, please visit your local Senior Community Service Employment Program office.
Resources to Assist Businesses and Older Workers
- American Society for Training and Development, Northern Rockies Chapter
- The Boomer Century
- Center for Workforce Inclusion
- Employer’s Guide to 55 Plus Workers and Volunteers (Microsoft Power Point)
- Too Young To Retire
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- Wind River Development Fund
- Wyoming Women’s Business Center
- Wyoming Workforce Development Council
- Wyoming Business Council
Resources to Assist Communities Developing Their Workforce
For more information, please contact the program manager at (307) 777-2891.