Senior Community Service Employment Program

Finding employees today with reliable work habits, loyalty to the job and the businesses, experience and stability can be a lengthy process. The Senior Community Service Employment Program is able to connect businesses with older workers with these sought-after qualities.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program provides services to older adults who reside in Wyoming, age 55 years or older and have an income level below 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Guideline; are unemployed; and have poor employment prospects. Services include comprehensive case management, employment training and up to 20 hours per week of part-time, subsidized community service assignments. The goal of these services is to transition the participant into unsubsidized employment earning a self-sufficient wage.

Older Worker Resource Directory

Experienced. Qualified. Responsible. Talented. These words represent the values demonstrated by older workers.

Older workers possess a work ethic unmatched by most other employees. A survey of human resource managers shows "loyalty and dedication to the company" along with "commitment to doing quality work" as the top two qualities of older workers. These qualities serve a business not only through the older worker's efforts, but by providing an example for other employees to follow.

Hiring older workers brings stability to a workplace by reducing turnover. This saves money in the long run by reducing recruitment and training costs.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and its partners are committed to helping business find qualified older workers and to helping older workers access employment and training opportunities.

  • If your business is looking for qualified older workers, please visit your local Workforce Center for assistance.
  • If you are an older worker seeking employment, career guidance, career assessment or training opportunities, please visit your local Workforce Center for assistance.
  • If you are a low-income older worker seeking part-time employment, please visit your local Senior Community Service Employment Program office.
  • For information about older worker issues, please see the "Resources to Assist Businesses and Older Workers" below this page.

Employer's Guide to 55 Plus Workers and Volunteers

Resources to Assist Businesses and Older Workers

Resources to Assist Communities Developing Their Workforce

Wyoming Contractors

  • AARP
    • Jessica Goven-Gladson, SCSEP
      Senior Community Service Employment Program
      P.O. Box 2045, Gillette, WY 82717
      Email: jgovengladson@aarp.org
      Office: (307) 432-5827
      Cell: (307) 251-1720
      Fax: (202) 920-7796
      Covers the following counties: Teton, Park, Big Horn, Sheridan, Johnson, Natrona, Campbell, Crook, Weston
    • John Karakalpakis
      Assistant Project Director, SCSEP

      1800 Carey Ave., #400, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
      Email: jkarakalpakis@aarp.org
      Office: (307) 475-6198
      Cell: (307) 214-1837
      Fax: (307) 634-3808
      Covers the following counties: Sublette, Lincoln, Uinta, Sweetwater, Carbon, Niobrara, Albany, Platte, Goshen, Laramie
  • Center for Workforce Inclusion
    • Dina Betts, SCSEP Program Manager
      851 Werner Ct., Casper, WY 82601
      Email: dbetts@poweringopportunity.org
      Office:(307) 267-4226
      Covers the following counties: Converse, Natrona, Washakie, Hot Springs, and Fremont

State Program Manager

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
Joan Franklin, Policy, Research and Communications Division

5221 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009
Email: joan.franklin1@wyo.gov
Office: (307) 777-2891