Staff at ReServe: Next Steps for Older Adults, an organization that connects experienced older adults with stipend-paying jobs that challenge them to use their lifetime skills for the public good, recruited, placed and trained skilled older adults in stipend-paying jobs at nonprofit agencies in New York City from 2006 to 2007.
The project reported here supported ReServe's goal to create a replicable program model offering adults the satisfaction of using their career skills after retirement and enabling agencies to undertake projects too costly at market rates.
Inquiries about ReServe's program: 1,265
Applications for job placements: 567
Interviews with candidates: 445
Skilled workers qualified for placement: 397
ReServists placed at a host agency: 139