Job Seekers 55 and UP

If you are 55 years old and up...

... and looking for employment? This program may be the one for you.

Let us introduce you to the Senior Community Service Employment Program, known as SCSEP.

What is SCSEP?

SCSEP is a federally funded, community service and work-based job training program for those 55 years old and up. It is our mission to help foster individual economic self-sufficiency and promote useful opportunities in community service assignments. Through the SCSEP, Operation ABLE guides committed participants towards their Path to Employment.

Am I Eligible?

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Age 55 and UP
  • Unemployed
  • Low-income
  • Desire to learn/refresh job skills as a Path to Employment
  • Eligible to work in the United States

Still not sure if you qualify? Attend a FREE INFO SESSION at the office nearest you to learn more.  

ABLE Can Help

Operation ABLE's SCSEP participants work an average of 20 hours per week; paid a stipend and are employed in a wide variety of community service activities. In addition, one receives job search assistance and guidance towards a more permanent job.  Through ABLE's dedicated SCSEP staff, participants build confidence, and get what they need to compete in today’s job market.

Operation ABLE 55 and UP Coverage Areas

This program is for unemployed job seekers 55 and up who are committed to finding a job. Coverage areas in Massachusetts includes: Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Worcester Counties, as well as most of New Hampshire.

SCSEP Suffolk County, MA

Charles (Keith) Benton, Regional Manager

174 Portland Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-542-4180

eMail: cbenton@operationable.net

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 9:00am - 5:00pm

INFORMATION SESSIONS held at this location every FRIDAY.
Click here to register.

Other ABLE SCSEP Information Sessions and 'Coping with Age Barriers-Using Age to Your Advantage' workshops hosted at MassHire locations. Click here for locations, calendar and directions.

SCSEP Norfolk, Metro West & Worcester Counties, MA

Karen Sowsy, Regional Manager

Quincy SCSEP Office
1509 Hancock Street, 4th Fl., Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-302-3731 and 617-302-3597

eMail: ksowsy@operationable.net

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 8:30am - 4:30pm

ABLE SCSEP Information Sessions hosted at MassHire locations. Click here for locations, calendar and directions.

SCSEP Essex & Middlesex Counties, MA

Tarnya Jones-Jenkins

280 Merrimack St., BLDG B, Ste 400
Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone: 617-542-4180 x123

eMail: tjones-jenkins@operationable.net

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 9:00am - 4:30pm

ABLE SCSEP Information Sessions hosted at MassHire locations. Click here for locations, calendar and directions.

SCSEP Hillsborough County, NH

Kristin Gorrie, Regional Manager

228 Maple St., Ste 300
Manchester, NH 03103
Phone: 603-206-4405

eMail: kgorrie@operationable.net

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Call Kristin for INFORMATION SESSION schedule.

SCSEP Berlin & Coos Counties, NH

Louise DeBlois, Program Coordinator

961 Main Street
Berlin, NH 03570
Phone: 603-752-2600

eMail: ldeblois@operationable.net

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 8:30am - 1:30pm

Call Louise for INFORMATION SESSION schedule.

ABLE SCSEP Information Sessions & Workshops hosted at MassHire

GREATER BOSTON

MassHire Boston Career Center

ABLE SCSEP Information Session and Mature Worker workshop – “Coping with Age Barriers-Using Age to Your Advantage” are combined workshops conducted at the same session. Workshop is held every other month. Session is approximately 1 hour in duration. Click here for calendar.

MassHire Downtown Boston Career Center

ABLE SCSEP Information Session and Mature Worker workshop – “Coping with Age Barriers-Using Age to Your Advantage” are combined workshops conducted at the same session. Workshop is held every other month. Session is approximately 2 hours in duration. Click here for calendar.

MassHire Metro North Career Center

ABLE SCSEP Information SCSEP Info Session is held the 4th Thursday of every month at 10:00 AM. Click here for calendar.

ABLE SCSEP BFFs

Operation ABLE BFF MASSHire
City of Boston
Age Strong Commission
NH Works
MASS.gov