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May 26, 2006

CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES SENIOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM HELPS OLDER ADULTS GET BACK TO WORK

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) operated by Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has met its annual goal of finding employment for 54 low-income men and women ages 55 and over in Philadelphia. The program will hold a celebration inviting the public and media to learn how seniors receive job training to be productive workers:

Wednesday, May 31, 2006
12 noon
Holy Family Center**
227 North 18th Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia


The program has approximately 100 senior participants and 40 training sites throughout the city. More than 50 percent of the participants have left the program after securing better paying, meaningful, non-subsidized employment. Program staff attribute these high placement rates most SCSEP programs' placement rates average 20 percent to 30 percent to the personal attention that participants receive when they join the Catholic Social Services program. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and sponsored by the National Council on the Aging.

The program continues to seek senior-citizen participants and businesses in Philadelphia interested in hiring mature, talented, reliable and trained SCSEP participants.

For more information about Catholic Social Services' Senior Employment Program, contact Program Director Kevin Barr at 215-854-7100.

** Holy Family Center is located across from the Cathedral on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's office campus.

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Contact
Matthew Gambino
Associate Director
215-587-3747

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