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Help Support Employment Services and Job Training for Unemployed Older Adults
Urge Congress to fully fund the Senior Community Service Employment Program to help unemployed older adults find jobs. 

 

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the only federally funded employment and training program targeted at helping older adults enter and/or reenter the changing workforce. Low-income unemployed workers, age 55 and older, are connected to temporary work-based learning assignments within their communities. These paid internship-like earn-and-learn opportunities help older workers develop additional skills and add new relevant work history to help them find jobs.

Tell your Members of Congress to support full funding for the Senior Community Service Employment Program.


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Support Job Training for Older Adults (SCSEP)
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I am writing to ask that you make funding for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) a top priority and hope you will seek no less than $463,809,605 for SCSEP in FY 2019.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the only federally funded employment and training program targeted at helping older adults enter and/or reenter the changing workforce. Low-income unemployed workers, age 55 and older, are connected to temporary work-based learning assignments within their communities. These paid internship-like earn-and-learn opportunities help older workers develop additional skills and add new relevant work history to help them find jobs.

A 2017 Urban Institute study found that the benefits of SCSEP outweighed the costs, with participants who exited for employment earning more in the first year after program exit than the average annual per-person cost of the program. SCSEP annually serves approximately 60,000 older adults representing every congressional district and nearly all 3,000 U.S. counties.
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I respectfully ask that you make the Senior Community Service Employment Program a top priority and request no less than $463,809,605, the level recommended by Congress in the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 (P.L. 114-144).

Thank you for considering my views.
Required text to Senate:
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I am writing to ask that you make funding for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) a top priority and hope you will seek no less than $463,809,605 for SCSEP in FY 2019.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the only federally funded employment and training program targeted at helping older adults enter and/or reenter the changing workforce. Low-income unemployed workers, age 55 and older, are connected to temporary work-based learning assignments within their communities. These paid internship-like earn-and-learn opportunities help older workers develop additional skills and add new relevant work history to help them find jobs.

A 2017 Urban Institute study found that the benefits of SCSEP outweighed the costs, with participants who exited for employment earning more in the first year after program exit than the average annual per-person cost of the program. SCSEP annually serves approximately 60,000 older adults representing every congressional district and nearly all 3,000 U.S. counties.
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I respectfully ask that you make the Senior Community Service Employment Program a top priority and request no less than $463,809,605, the level recommended by Congress in the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 (P.L. 114-144).

Thank you for considering my views.
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