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Region 5 Iowa Workforce Development partners with Elderbridge Agency on Aging and Experience Works to provide additional services to men and women 55 years of age or older who are seeking full-time, part-time or temporary employment.

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The Senior Internship Program (SIP) assists job seekers age 55 and older to find employment.  Services include job search assistance, referrals to job openings, job coaching, and other supportive services.

The Senior Internship Program also helps low income older Iowans gain job skills through paid work experience at temporary subsidized assignments.  These assignments are with nonprofit organizations and private employers to assist low income SIP job seekers as they transition into permanent unsubsidized employment. 

Contact Millie Olson at (515) 576-3131, ext. 209 or by email at  

Office hours are:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday  -  9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.


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In addition to assisting people 55 years of age or older in obtaining employment, Experience Works assists people in this age range to obtain training for enhanced employability. Experience Works also offers incentive contracts to employers hiring clients. There are no fees to clients for Experience Works services.

Services include:

  • Assessments

  • Payment of Tuition for Classes at Educational Institutions and Private Vendor Training 

  • Community Service On-The-Job Training Assignments-Client Paid Wages 

  • Job Search Assistance 

  • Referrals to Job Openings 

  • Reimbursement to Employers for Wages 

  • Job Coaching 

  • Referrals to Educational Institutions 

  • Other Supportive Services 

Contact the Experience Works representatives: 

Shirley Tysdal at (515) 576-3131 

Richard Sartori at (641) 377-2845
(641) 377-2150 (FAX)

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