Older Worker Services
Older workers may face extra challenges when seeking jobs—challenges that can make finding a job especially frustrating.
MEC now operates the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) - SCSEP provides on the job training and a work-site placement for women and men with very limited financial resources who are 55 years and older. Participants are paid a stipend while they participate in the 6-12 month training program which provides employers with trained, motivated workers. The program provides employment coaching and training to actively support participants’ in finding unsubsidized employment. Call Eric Petersen at 415.473.3340 for more information.
The YWCA operates a program in Marin County that support older workers in finding employment. The YWCA FifyPllus Employment Program for Women - FiftyPlus offers free employment search assistance and training to Marin County women over 50 years old. Services include skill upgrade assessments, resume assistance, computer tutoring and training, and a twice monthly support group for job seekers. Participants get assistance in developing an action-based job search plan, with the goal of securing permanent employment.
Additionally, the YWCA holds a workshop at the MEC "Making Age and Asset Workshop" - In this workshop, you learn the facts and myths about age discrimination so you can make age an asset, not an obstacle, in your job search. Find out about California agencies, resource groups and web sites with resources for older job seekers. Identify and practice pro-active responses that emphasize your work experience and strengths during interviews and networking events. Leave with information about MEC resources for older job seekers and an action plan that incorporates this information into your job search.