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 older adults who reside in Wyoming, age 55 years or older 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.
- For information about older worker issues, please see the "Resources to Assist Businesses and Older Workers" below this page.
Resources to Assist Businesses and Older Workers
- Experience Works, Inc.
- The Boomer Group
- The ReFirement Group
- Too Young To Retire
- Wyoming AgrAbility
- The Boomer Century
- Connect Wyoming
- Wyoming SCORE
- Wind River Development Fund
- Wyoming Women's Business Center
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- Wyoming Small Business Development Center
- Wyoming Workforce Development Council
- Wyoming Business Council
- Wyoming Rural Development Council
- American Society for Training and Development, Northern Rockies Chapter
- Center on Education and Training for Employment, The Ohio State University
Resources to Assist Communities Developing Their Workforce
- National Center for Frontier Communities
- The Asset-Based Community Development Institute
- Asset-Based Community Development Training Group
- Asset-Based Community Development and Community Organizing with Mike Green (Denver)
- Wyoming Community Development Education
- Wyoming Community Foundation
- AARP Community Exchange
For more information, please contact the program manager at (307) 777-2591.