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.