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Mature Worker Program


The Mature Worker Program is a pilot grant being offered by NH Employment Security (NHES) in collaboration with the
NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs (BEA), and in conjunction with Southern NH Services as well as other community action programs throughout the state. The Mature Worker Program designed to assist individuals age 55
and over with re-employment and job search activities, who are served through our statewide American Job Centers
and are:

  • Currently unemployed
  • Seeking full-time work
  • Are not currently receiving or have previously received WIOA services.

Participants will receive case management services and attend job search workshops and activities. Eligible participants
may also have access to On the Job Training or an Individual Training Account to gain or update skills to compete in the
job market.

Through a strategic partnership with the AARP Foundation® we are also pleased to offer the
“7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers” workshop at no charge.

If program eligibility requirements are met, WIOA Career Navigators will assist with job search, job club
and networking referrals, and occupational skills training based on an individual’s eligibility.
This skills training could include:

  • An Individual Training Account for participants that require classroom training to successfully compete
    for employment opportunities.

  • On the Job Training which reimburses a company for the cost of training a new employee who would
    not otherwise qualify for the job.

  • A Retention Incentive for employers, who hire and retain Mature Worker participants, shall receive a
    wage subsidy (totaling up to $4,000) - after two (2) months and after eight (8) months of continued
    employment from the hire date.


For more information regarding the Mature Worker Program please contact Matt Cyr from New Hampshire Employment Security at 603-228-4056 or matthew.m.cyr@nhes.nh.gov

The Mature Worker Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs / Office of Workforce Opportunity.

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