Duluth Workforce Development

Older Workers

Older Workers - Employment is Ageless

Ability, Skill, Work Ethic, Loyalty, Dependability- Employers value the talents older workers bring to the workplace, and are looking for people like you!

The City of Duluth offers a variety of employment services and training opportunities to help eligible older workers update skills needed to compete in today’s job market. Each program has different eligibility requirements and offers an assorted array of services depending on the individual’s needs.

Training opportunities include:

  • Internship Training - Part-time, temporary 20 hours/week paid training assignments at non-profit or governmental agencies. Interns develop recent work experience, learn work-based skills, and increase confidence.
  • On the Job Training - short-term paid training (part or full-time) on the job to help you learn work-based skills on the job.
  • Digital Literacy Training - individualized or group basic computers skills training.
  • Classroom Training - Opportunities to improve employment skills such as basic and/or advanced computer training, or gain an industry recognized credential.
  • Individualized Job Search Training - Assistance to help you get employment off the program, such as career counseling and navigation, help with applications, resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, and on-line job search. 

You may qualify if you are age 50 or older, and live or work in the Duluth area. For some programs, income eligibility also applies. Priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, and individuals with barriers to employment. 

Complete an online pre-application questionnaire here. Paper applications can be found and submitted at the CareerForce Duluth office at 402 West 1st Street. For more information on Older Worker Employment Services call 218-302-8400. 

Older Worker Programs Pre-Application Questionnaire
402 W. 1st St, Duluth, MN 55802
Fax: 218-730-5952
Phone: 218-302-8400


The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans operated under a U.S. Department of Labor grant. We thank the Center for Workforce Inclusion, Inc., and DEED for selecting our organization to operate SCSEP in our community. The City of Duluth Workforce Development’s SCSEP program is funded by a $46.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. This funding provides 90% of the support for SCSEP with the Center, DEED, and its subgrantees providing approximately $5 million in nonfederal match. The SCSEP Program is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.