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Urban Senior Jobs Program 2017-03-23T00:06:26+00:00

Urban Senior Jobs Program

Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the Urban Senior Jobs Program (USJP) is a workforce development program that provides subsidized, service-based training for low-income, unemployed persons 55 or older.

The goal of the program is to provide workers with on-the-job training to help them develop the skills and confidence to find unsubsidized employment. Participants are placed in a wide variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including day-care centers, senior centers, schools and hospitals.

Participants work an average of 20 hours a week, and are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage.

USJP Services Include:

  • Community Service Training and Placement
  • Case Management Support
  • Individual Employment Plan
  • Workforce Fundamentals Workshop
  • Job Placement and Retention
  • Wages and Fringe Benefits
  • Financial Literacy Training

For more information call the Center for Workforce Development at (502) 566-3371.