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Where can senior citizens get job training and employment help?

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The U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Senior Job Bank provide employment assistance and training opportunities for senior citizens, with information on available resources online, as of 2015. The government agencies operate programs that focus on keeping senior citizens in the workforce.

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Senior citizens receive employment assistance and job training through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Senior Community Service Employment Program, though local government employment agencies operate the program. Seniors receive a placement at a nonprofit or public care institution for minimum wage in order to learn new skills for future employment positions.

The EPA hosts a program to train and hire senior citizens in local areas through the Senior Environmental Employment Program. The EPA contracts with local environmental agencies to employ those with skills ranging from scientists to administrative assistants, including positions that don't require the use of a computer.

The Senior Job Bank provides job listings for seniors with previous work experience, especially those with a well-developed skill set. The website lets seniors search for a type of position or company by location. Companies on the website typically target senior hires for specific positions. It also provides information on median salaries for seniors in the top 100 fields for each state.

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