For nearly 60 years, the Center for Workplace Inclusion has seen first-hand, the
power of work to transform not only individuals and their families, but whole
communities. With the help of local partners, support and training is provided to help older, low-income job seekers across the US overcome multiple barriers to employment, secure a meaningful job, and remain employed. Focus is on older, low-income job seekers who have been underserved by traditional workforce development programs including formerly incarcerated individuals, Veterans, and women. These are some of the same workers who have been hit the hardest by COVID-19.
Since their founding in 1962, the Center for Workforce Inclusion has become the only national entity dedicated exclusively to workforce development for low-income job seekers age 50+. Older workers bring experience, emotional intelligence, and generational diversity to the workplace. They are reliable, loyal, and mature. Yet, only 5% of workforce development grants go to workforce development for the 50+ community.