Older Worker Services
Older workers may face extra challenges when seeking jobs—challenges that can make finding a job especially frustrating. MEC has partner agencies on site to help meet the needs of older workers that are coordinated by the YWCA of San Francisco-Marin and the Family Service Agency San Francisco.
YWCA OF SAN FRANCISCO - MARIN
The YWCA has two programs in Marin County that support older workers in finding employment. Program representatives are available at the MEC Career Center on Tuesdays from 10 AM-12 Noon.To get additional information and/or sign up for Making Age an Asset Workshop call 415 479-YWCA..
YWCA FifyPllus Employment Program for Women - FiftyPlus offers free employment search assistance and training to Marin County women over 50 years old. Services include skill upgrade assessments, resume assistance, computer tutoring and training, and a twice monthly support group for job seekers. Participants get assistance in developing an action-based job search plan, with the goal of securing permanent employment.
YWCA Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) -
SCSEP provides on the job training and a work-site placement for women and men with very limited financial resources who are 55 years and older. Participants are paid a stipend while they participate in the 6-12 month training program which provides employers with trained, motivated workers. The program provides employment coaching and training to actively support participants’ in finding unsubsidized employment.
YWCA Making Age and Asset Workshop - In this workshop, you learn the facts and myths about age discrimination so you can make age an asset, not an obstacle, in your job search. Find out about California agencies, resource groups and web sites with resources for older job seekers. Identify and practice pro-active responses that emphasize your work experience and strengths during interviews and networking events. Leave with information about MEC resources for older job seekers and an action plan that incorporates this information into your job search.
FAMILY SERVICE AGENCY & NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AGINING
The Family Service Agency (FSA) located in San Francisco provides services on site at the MEC and administers the following program for older job seekers. For information call (415) 982-7007 ex. 10.
FSA NCOA Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) - provides workforce training and related direct services for adults 55 years and older in community service organizations and government departments, leading to job placements, including the private sector. No fees are charged to participants. Services are provided by appointment only - currently only accepting applications for the wait-list.