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


Learn more about Senior Employment Services.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

Retired people over 55 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 for assistance.