Mature Workers

Older workers bring wisdom, experience, expertise, and tremendous untapped potential.  Further, a multi-generational workforce can enhance diversity, inclusivity — and foster innovation.

Are You 50+?

Over 30% of our job seekers are mature workers.  MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center can help you to assess and enhance your skills, create a resume, conduct job search, and present your unique skills to employers, as well as provide valuable information and resources.

Job readiness workshops are offered remotely:

  • Resume Overview & Consult Sessions
  • Writing Effective Cover Letters
  • Job Search Strategies for Mature Workers
  • Financial Literacy Workshops, and more

Senior Community Service Employment Program

The Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP), administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), is a community service and work-based job training program that:

  • Serves unemployed, low-income persons age 55+
  • Offers Part-Time employment: 20 hours/week
  • Individuals who are legally eligible to work in the U.S

SCSEP Program Benefits include:

  • Upgraded job skills for job placement
  • On the Job Training at a community organization
  • Earn income during training
  • Find unsubsidized employment
  • Job hunting strategies and techniques

For information on SCSEP opportunities in Franklin County and the North Quabbin Area Contact:

Donna Nardella
Catholic Charities – Senior Aide Program for Worcester and Franklin Counties
Phone: 508-798-0191

For information on SCSEP opportunities in Hampshire County Contact:

Brian Ormsby, Employment Specialist
Springfield Elder Affairs Office – Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) (Hampden and Hampshire Counties)

50+ Job Seekers Program – Your AGE really is your EDGE!!

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs, the mission of this program is to provide older workers/job seekers (50+) with the confidence, self-esteem, necessary tools, and skills to launch a successful job search or new career campaign.  The program offers FREE online workshops and networking groups.  Learn more here:

AARP Older Worker Resources

AARP and AARP Foundation offer information and resources for older workers seeking work or wanting to start working for yourself.  Check out these links:

Work for Yourself at 50+ Toolkit:

Working and Jobs Resources:

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