Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration is encouraging unemployed senior citizens ages 55 and older to apply for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Administered by the Guam Department of Labor, assistance is available for those who meet eligibility criteria, need employment training and face significant barriers to employment.
“In the wake of this pandemic, we are maximizing the potential of every opportunity to help our people secure employment and a better future for them and their families,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “We continue to prioritize economic recovery initiatives, industry investments and job creation for the people of Guam. We applaud the dedicated men and women of our local agencies, who have risen to meet the demands of implementing these transformative programs.”
“This community service and work-based training program provides part-time job training and opportunities for senior citizens with limited financial resources,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “As we focus on moving forward together, our prosperity will be built by everyone who wants to contribute. This program will improve our island’s economic sustainability and increase employment for senior citizens in both the public and private sectors.”
Eligibility criteria includes the following:
• 55 years or older
• Resident of Guam
• Meets income requirement
• Has significant barriers to employment
This Press Release is supported by the Older Worker American’s Act – Senior Community Service Employment Program funds from the U.S. Department of Labor as part of an award totaling $908,723 with 0% financed by non-governmental resources.