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A national but community based charitable organization is training and placing experienced workers age 55 and up into positions of employment at public and non profit organizations and private businesses. In this edition of the KSMU Sense of Community Series, Mike Smith Talks with Janice Bramwell, State Director for Experience Works. You will also hear from Pat Levy, an Experience Works participant employed at the Thrift Haven Thrift Store, and the manager of Thrift Haven, Tom Meeks.
Experience Works helps low-income seniors, with multiple barriers to employment, get the training they need to find good jobs in their local communities.
Experience Works is a national, charitable, community-based organization. Originally named Green Thumb, and chartered in 1965 as a small, rural demonstration program, Experience Works has grown to be the nation’s leading provider of training, employment, and community service for low-income older people. Our Mission:
Improve the lives of older people through training, community service, and employment.Our Strengths: Assisting employers to take full advantage of the talents of older workers Helping older people who are low income or at risk of becoming low income. Using community service as a path to employment. Building strong relationships in local communities.Addressing the challenges facing older people in rural America. Our Beliefs: Older people should have an opportunity to learn new skills and contribute to their community throughout their lives. Employers who hire, train and retain older workers will be most successful. People who are productive and active throughout their lives will have better health, increased longevity, and a more positive impact on their community.
4401 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1100, Arlington, VA 22203Telephone: 703-522-7272 Toll Free: 1-866-EXP-WRKS (397-9757)Fax: 703-522-0141