MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
May 3, 2004
(615) 741-2257 (OFFICE)
 
(615) 308-3705 (CELL)

Senior Community Employment Representatives
Now Accessible At Local Tennessee Career Centers Grant
SCSEP Reps Help Seniors Begin Again

NASHVILLE - Tennessee seniors can now receive specialized employment services at local Tennessee Career Centers. Six Senior Community Service Employment Program representatives will spend one day a week at Tennessee Career Centers from Memphis to Johnson City to help seniors with job training, job placement and personal assistance.

"The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Senior Community Service Employment Program representatives provide the right approach for Tennessee's seniors," said Commissioner James Neeley. "They will be on hand at our friendly Tennessee Career Centers to help seniors get back into the workforce and train for new positions. It has been our goal to provide these much needed services at our convenient one-stop career centers to this often overlooked job seeker."

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act, serves persons with low incomes who are 55 years old or over and have poor employment prospects. The program has two purposes: to provide useful community services and to foster individual economic self sufficiency through training and job placement in unsubsidized jobs.

Services provided include:

  • up to 20 hours a week of part-time employment in community service

  • assignments job training and related educational opportunities

  • opportunities for placement into unsubsidized jobs

The following is a list of Tennessee Career Centers offering the SCSEP program and the hours the representatives will be available to seniors.

Senior Services Career Center
4700 Poplar Avenue, Suite 400, Memphis, (901) 766-0600

Jean Mason, Title V Project Director
Senior Services Inc.
(901) 766-0600
Everyday, 8:00-4:30

West Tennessee Career Center
416 East La Fayette St., Jackson, TN (731) 423-5860

Ophelia Parks, Title V Project Director
Hardeman County Literacy Council
(731) 658-4106
Tuesdays or Thursdays, 10:30-2:30

Clarksville Career Center
Veterans Plaza, 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 406
Clarksville, (931) 648-5530

John Governor, Title V Project Director
Mid-Cumberland Community Services Agency
(615) 333-.5412
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 2 :00

Tennessee Career Center, Cumberland County
60 Ridley Street, Crossville, (931) 484-7456

Virginia Donaldson, Title V Project Director
Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency
(931) 528-1127
Wednesdays, 8:00 - Noon

Tennessee Career Center, Campbell County
1016 Main Street, Jacksboro, (423) 566-3300

Polly Byrd, Title V Project Director
East Tennessee Human Resource Agency
(865) 691-2551
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 2:00

Northeast Tennessee Career Center
2515 Wesley Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-0222

Jacqueline Sensabaugh, Title V Project Director
Upper East TN Human Development Agency
(423) 246-6180
Wednesdays, 8:30 - 12:30(04-056)

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