The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the nation's oldest program to help low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work.
AARP Foundation first matches eligible older job seekers with local nonprofits and public agencies so they can increase skills and build self-confidence, while earning a modest income. Based on their employment interests and goals, participants may also receive supportive services and skills training through an educational institution. Their SCSEP experience most often leads to permanent employment.
SCSEP is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. AARP Foundation operates in 21 states and Puerto Rico.
AARP Foundation understands the unique needs of low-income older adults and continues to identify, implement and bring to national scale interventions to meet those needs. The Foundation is one of the U. S. Department of Labor's national grantees and the most successful in placing participants into jobs.
Match your work interests and existing skills to new occupations in today's job market. Complete both the Interest and Skills questionnaires to help determine which careers you might want to explore based on your past education, training and work experience. Learn more about the SCSEP Virtual Career Network Checklist, or start your assessment now.