The Department for the Aging's Senior Employment Services (SESU) prepares trainees for employment through classes on computers, customer service, job-search techniques, resume-writing, and interviewing. 

SESU also offers on-the-job training and the opportunity to earn at least the minimum wage through placements at government agencies and nonprofits throughout the City.

Participants must:

  • Be unemployed
  • Have a low or moderate income
  • Be willing to learn new skills


Learn more about Older Adult Employment Services.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

Retired people over 50 may apply to participate in the ReServe Program. You will be interviewed by ReServe, to match your skills with a specific short-term project in a New York City agency or a nonprofit organization. Selected participants work on projects for 10 to 15 hours a week and receive a small stipend for their contribution.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

The Silver Stars Program offers NYC agencies the opportunity to meet business needs by matching experienced, retired City employees with part-time, project-based assignments at a City agency. 

The program helps City worker retirees supplement their income and maintain a productive and social lifestyle without the demands of traditional full-time employment. Silver Stars also allows City retirees to support organizational growth by sharing their knowledge and experience with newer employees.

Participants must be: 

  • Fully retired from City employment with no remaining sick or vacation balance, and
  • A resident of New York City (unless the job posting specifies otherwise)

Retirees receiving a disability pension are not eligible to participate in the program. 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their retirement system to understand the requirements for rejoining City service. 

Learn more about the Silver Stars program.

You can also email for more information.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance by phone.

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