elderly couple cbsphoto National Employ Older Workers WeekNational Employ Older Workers Week kicked off Sunday and runs through Saturday, September 25.

If you’re age 55 or older and in need a job, this could be the perfect time to start looking for work.

In recognition of National Employ Older Workers Week, state officials are encouraging employers to support opportunities to provide jobs for older workers.

Sharon Gire, director of the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, says older workers are particularly valuable because of their skills, dependability and strong work ethic. And, statistics show that older workers invest their earnings back into the marketplace.

Need help looking for work? Contact Michigan’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Since it began 45 years ago, SCSEP has helped more than one million older workers develop job skills which match rapidly changing demands and re-enter the workforce

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