Center for Workforce Inclusion Awarded U.S. Fish & Wildlife $7M, Umbrella Grant

June 23, 2020

The Center for Workforce Inclusion, formerly Senior Service America, has been selected by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to administer a newly created Experienced Services Program (ESP). Under the 5-year, $7 million grant award, the Center will offer qualified job seekers temporary paid assignments to provide technical services supporting the conservation, development, and management of the Nation’s fish and wildlife resources.

The Center for Workforce Inclusion currently administers a portfolio of workforce development programs supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service. Under these agreements, the Center for Working Inclusion has recruited, screened, and placed more than 6,100 older job seekers into experienced program positions.

“We are excited to expand our work with the U.S. Department of the Interior,” said Gary A. Officer, President and CEO, Center for Workforce Inclusion. “As an ESP partner for both the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, we are not only assisting DOI expand its inclusive hiring practices, we are also providing critical economic opportunities for our Nation’s older workers.”

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Job seekers accepted into the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ESP program will work 16-40 hours a week on projects that ensure opportunities for Americans to enjoy the outdoors and our shared natural heritage. Applicants must be 55 years or older and legally eligible to work in the United States.

For more information on our range of programs for older job seekers, visit the Our Programs section of our website.