Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

This program is for unemployed job seekers 55 and older who are committed to finding a job. Coverage areas include, in Massachusetts: Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Worcester Counties and all of New Hampshire.  Participants must meet Federal low-income guidelines. They will be paid training in their own community for up to 20 hours a week, get help searching for a job, and gain new work experience to add to their resume.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Staff

Job seekers are assigned to government agencies or non-profits, and intensive job search assistance and training is available. The goal is to find unsubsidized employment within a year. This is a terrific opportunity for older job seekers who have been out of work for long periods of time and need current work experience.

SCSEP is a U.S. Department of Labor equal opportunity employer/program administered by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Please visit them at

Attend a SCSEP Information Session on Fridays at 10AM at 174 Portland Street, Boston. Learn more, or contact Dave Bassett 617.542.4180 x132

SCSEP Berlin & Coos Counties, NH

Louise DeBlois, Program Coordinator

961 Main Street
Berlin, NH 03570
Phone: 603.752.2600

Monday through Friday
8:30am - 1:30pm

SCSEP Hillsborough County, NH

Daniel Hobbs, Regional Manager

228 Maple St., Ste 300
Manchester, NH 03103
Phone: 603.206.4405

Monday through Friday

SCSEP Suffolk County, MA

Charles (Keith) Benton, Regional Manager

174 Portland Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617.542.4180


Monday through Friday

SCSEP Norfolk, Metro West & Worcester Counties, MA

Karen Sowsy, Regional Manager

Quincy Career Center
152 Parkingway
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617.745.4013


Monday through Friday

SCSEP Essex & Middlesex Counties, MA

Claire A. Murray, Regional Manager

280 Merrimack St., BLDG B, Ste 400
Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone: 978.651.3050


Monday through Friday