Jobs & Workforce Development

Today's job market has become increasingly more difficult to navigate. As millions of Americans with higher education credentials and skilled trades are struggling keep up the pace with evolving technology and shifts in demanded skills, economically vulnerable populations are feeling more pressure than ever to make ends meet. We believe that one's employment should meet more than their basic needs, rather it should allow them to access a wage that allows them to live a full life, and provide benefits that protect them, and their families, from life's many challenges.

We have spent decades refining jobs and workforce programs that provide the hands-on support that people need to succeed, whether they are living paycheck to paycheck or navigating career changes. Each program meets the needs of different populations with a focus on assessing where they are, and where they want to go. Check out our signature programs below to learn how you can support our work in providing access to a living wage for all, or find the support you need today.

Every American should have access to jobs with a living wage and good benefits.

Quick Facts

Projected job increase in warehouse & storage [1]


Non-farm jobs added to New York in July 2023 [2]


Unemployment rate in New York state [3]


Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

SCSEP, powered by the Older Americans Act, is our beacon of hope for low-income seniors aged 55 and older. We offer comprehensive job training with a special emphasis on community service roles, opening doors to lasting, unsubsidized employment. Our services extend to Brooklyn, offering a lifeline to older Americans seeking fulfilling and lasting career opportunities.

Urban Seniors Job Program

The ever-changing world of work has unintentionally posed challenges for older Americans in securing employment. That's where the Urban Senior Jobs Program (USJP) steps in, a subsidized service-based training program available to individuals aged 55 and older. Our services extend to Long Island and Queens, offering the support and resources needed to redefine career paths and find meaningful employment.

[1] "Hudson Valley Significant Industries: A Report to the Workforce Development System" NYS Department of Labor. Website
[2] "NYS Private Sector Employment Up 6,300 Jobs in July 2023" NYS Department of Labor. Website
[3] “New York : Northeast Information Office : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.”,