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
  • Interviewing

SESU also offers:

  • On-the-job training
  • Job placements at government agencies and nonprofits

Candidates are guaranteed at least minimum wage.

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 help.

The ReServe Program matches selected participants to work with part-time projects in exchange for a small stipend. The time commitment is 10 to 15 hours a week. Retired people over 55 may apply to participate in the ReServe Program. You will be interviewed by ReServe to match your skills to a program.

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

The Silver Stars Program connects 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
  • A resident of New York City (unless the job posting specifies otherwise)

Retirees receiving a disability pension are not eligible.

Applicants should 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 help.

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