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Job training opportunities now available in Morton County

The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program is currently accepting applications. Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, live in Morton County and have qualifying income. There are currently openings for qualified candidates.

“In this difficult economy, many older North Dakotans are finding it necessary to find work,” says Rhonda Haugen, local employment and training coordinator for Experience Works. “Unfortunately, finding a job can be especially difficult for older workers who have not looked for employment for some time or for those who been unsuccessful in their job hunt. Our program is a stepping stone for people desperate for work. We can provide immediate assistance and wages, for those who qualify for the SCSEP.”

Experience Works SCSEP is available at no cost to people who meet eligibility criteria. The program provides paid community service assignments at local public and non-profit organizations, training, referral to needed services and job search assistance.

With updated skills, participants use their community service training as a springboard to permanent jobs with local employers.

For more information, call 258-8879 or visit experienceworks.org.