The Senior Employment Program is for adults age 55 and older who have difficulty finding a job or need to work part-time to make ends meet. Enrollment is based on income and personal situation. Enrollees are placed in government or not-for-profit agencies to gain skills to help them find a permanent job. The program is paid for by the funding from the Department of Labor and overseen by NY State Office for the Aging and Senior Services America. The usual work week is 20 hours and it pays minimum wage.
Computer Classes: Entry level computer training using "Generations On-line" software with a personal computer coach helps teach the basic skills you need to get a job, surf the internet, or communicate with family & friends using e-mail and other on-line tools. Classes are offered in various locations throughout the county.
For more information on Senior Employment & Computer Training classes or to speak with someone who can guide you call the local NY Connects Hotline at 753-4582, 363-4582, or 661-7582. Or search the NY Connect State website at www.nyconnects.ny.gov. For out of state resources visit Eldercare Locator at www.eldercare.gov.