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ETHRA connecting senior citizens to jobs

Living longer, active lives has increased the desire of many seniors to begin exciting new career paths.

Employers are also recognizing the many positive traits a mature worker brings to the job.

ETHRA specializes in connecting seniors to jobs where they refresh their skills and get back into the workforce right here in their home community.

“And we are looking for senior citizens who are in search of employment,” said Arlita Brisbin, SCSEP Program Manager.

“We are prepared to help them step right into a job training where they can be coached along their new career path.”

Working 20 hours a week, individuals quickly develop new job skills, gain self-confidence and earn wages.

ETHRA already has training sites and job trainings lined up with non-profits and other local public facilities such as libraries, hospitals, senior centers, and schools in Anderson, Blount, Loudon, Monroe, Roane, Hamblen, Jefferson, Grainger, Sevier and Cocke County.

If you are 55-plus and have income of $15,075 or less for a single person household or $20,300 or less for a two person household, call to set an appointment in your County. Unemployment and disability benefits are not counted toward household income.

There are exciting opportunities available and employers are looking forward to connecting with talented and experienced seniors.

Don’t hold back and wonder if you can get a job. A simple phone call is a first step in reaching out.

Call 865-691-2551 extension 4347 for Arlita Brisbin. Let ETHRA staff help make the connection for you.