Department of Employment Services
The Senior Community Service Employment Program is a program adminstered by the United States Department of Labor , its Employment and Training Administration to help older Americans get back into and remain active in the labor workforce. It is a community service and work-based training program where participants gain career skills through on the job training in community based organizations. SCSEP accomplishes this through job skills training and employment asssittance with an emphasis on obtaining employment with suitable and cooperating organization . In such a setting, the SCSEP participant is paid the United States minimum wage, or the highest of Federal, State or local minimum wage for an average of 20 training hours per week. They are placed in a wide variety of community service activites at non-profit and public facilities, including day-care centers, senior centers, schools, hospitals, and goverment agencies.
The Mayor Marion S. Barry's Summer Youth Employment Program(SYEP) brings together private sector employers, community-based organizations, Federal government, and District government agencies to provide District youth who are between the ages of 14-24 with an array of summer work experiences to cultivate and stimulate professional and personal career aspirations. Employers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area make this annual program possible by volunteering to serve as Host Employers and providing structured job opportunities for youth during the summer.