County receives Title V funding for part-time jobs

KINGMAN - Mohave County recently received federal grant funding to make part-time training jobs available to income-eligible people age 55 and older.

The Title V program assists seniors in finding part-time jobs within non-profit agencies, said Lynne Steiger, the county's program representative for Workforce Investment Act and Title V (American Older Workers Act/Senior Community Service Employment Program). And now, with the economy at a low point and jobs being scarce, Mohave County has received enough grant funding to fill more than twice as many Title V positions as in prior years.

"During the last three years, we received funding for 15 Title V positions in Mohave County," she said. "This year, however, we are being awarded funding for 34 positions. The federal grant money flows through the Arizona Department of Economic Security to SCSEP and on to Mohave County and other regions in the state."

Steiger has already placed several seniors who have been on the program waiting list into part-time positions.

The Title V program is facilitated through the Mohave County One-Stop Career Centers. Individuals who are interested in more information on Title V opportunities can call or drop by any of the three centers which are located in Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City. If they would like to personally speak to Carol Metheny, Cynthia Michaels or Lynne Steiger, they can call the Kingman office at (928) 753-0723.