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Job training and placement for seniors

Senior Employment Services (SES) | NYC Department of Aging

1. How it Works

SES helps seniors prepare for and find work while paying them. SES trains seniors to use computers, look for work, and write resumes. Career counselors are also there to give advice.

If you are 55 or older, call Senior Employment Services at 212-602-6958 to request an application. Space is limited! Other eligibility criteria apply.

  • If you are eligible for SES, there are job placements citywide
  • Requires proof of identity, income, where you live, and eligibility to work
  • Apply by mail only. The SES office is temporarily closed.

2. Determine your eligibility

To be eligible for SES, you must be able to answer yes to these questions:

  • Are you 55 years of age or older?
  • Are you unemployed?

Take a short survey to see if you might be eligible for this or 30 other programs.

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3. What you need to include

It’s important to include the right documents when you apply. Your documents show whether the program is right for you.

This page can help you choose the right documents for your application.

Proof of who you are

For each person applying, any one document:

  • Birth certificate
  • Driver’s license or official photo I.D.
  • Passport
  • Green card (copy of the front and back)
  • Military Discharge Form: DD-214
  • Arrival-Departure Record Card: INS form I-94
  • Native American tribal document
  • Naturalization certificate

Proof of where you live

Proof of your income

Proof of citizenship/immigration status

Proof of work eligibility

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4. How to Apply

4. How to apply

Here are your options.

Apply by mail

  1. Download and complete the Employment Assistance Services Form.
  2. Mail the completed application to the
    Senior Employment Unit
    New York City Department for the Aging

    2 Lafayette St. 6th Floor
    New York, NY 10007

Note that SES office is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

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More ways to get help with this program

Visit the website

Visit the SES website for more information.

Call 311

Ask for the Senior Employment Services program.

Call SES

Call Senior Employment Services at 212-602-6958 to learn more.

Last Updated Tuesday, August 24th, 9:38am

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