Employment Services
Bringing Wisdom to the Workplace

About Employment Services

Interfaith Older Adult Programs brings wisdom to the workplace by helping older workers secure jobs that provide long term self-sufficiency in positions that meet the person’s interests, aptitudes, values and stated economic needs.  We offer mature workers age 55+ a user-friendly environment where they can obtain resource materials, have resumes critiqued, have access to workshops, educational programs, computers, the Internet, resource partners in the community and potential employers.  Our specialized services include job skill training, resume, interview and job search assistance; and on the job training placement opportunities for eligible individuals.

Specialized Services

Our Mission

Interfaith sponsors several programs that help mature workers find employment.  Read through the program descriptions below to identify which programs might be able to help.  

Getting Help

The employment services program is located at our Central office at 600 W. Virginia Street, on the near south side of Milwaukee and at the Mature Worker's Resource Center in the Washington Park Senior Center at 4420 W. Vliet Street. Please call 414-291-7500 and ask for the Employment Services Intake Assistant to see if you qualify for employment services.

Interfaith Older Adult Programs' employment programs are funded through many resources. Many of those funders have specific requirements regarding residency, age, education, finances and other criteria. To access our free services, you will be required to provide proof of residency and age, and be asked other pre-screening questions to determine if you qualify for our services.

No Program Fees

Interfaith Employment Services program receives financial support from the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, the State of Wisconsin Vocational Bureau on Aging and Long Term Care Resources, and the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Act.  Program participants are not assessed fees, and there are no costs to employers using our program services.

Donations to the Interfaith Employment Services program will be most gratefully accepted and can be made simply by calling (414) 291-7500 and ask for the Director of Employment Services or click on the Donate Button to the right.
 
Specialized Services

Mature Worker's Resource Center (MWRC)

The Mature Worker's Resource Center operates in the Washington Park Senior Center.  It offers mature workers age 60 and over a user-friendly environment where they have access educational programs, computer lab Internet access, referrals to community resources and potential job openings.

The Mature Workers Resource Center is currently open from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tuesday through Thursday (closed at lunch from 11:30-12:30), and can be reached by calling (414) 931-0253.

Title V Senior Community Service Program (SCSEP)

This program is funded through Title V of the Older Americans Act and is available to men and women age 55 and over who meet low-income guidelines (125% of poverty).  Eligible individuals are helped to retool, retrain and re-enter the workforce.  Subsidized working opportunities are available working at community non-profits and government agencies to help participants develop work history and job skills.

Participants are also eligible to be paid minimum wage while training 20 hours per week.  Individual counseling, assessment, resume construction, interviewing and help with job searches/job placement are some of the additional services provided.

To determine your eligibility and to register for program orientation, please call Interfaith Employment Services at 414-291-7500 and ask for the Employment Services Intake Assistant

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

This program is funded through the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board and is available to men and women age 55 and over who meet the program guidelines.  Assistance may include resume writing, interviewing skills, and training for submission of on line applications.

To determine your eligibility and to register for program orientation, please call Interfaith Employment Services at (414) 291-7500 and ask for the Employment Services Intake Assistant.