The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)/WorkForce 55+ is the only federal program targeted to help older workers obtain employment and self-sufficiency. SCSEP enables thousands of low-income seniors each year to earn and learn.
SCSEP participants gain work experience in a variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including schools, libraries, hospitals, day-care centers and senior centers. Participants work an average of 18 hours a week and are paid minimum wage. This training serves as a bridge to employment for participants.