Job training opportunities available for seniors
The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is accepting applications.

Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, live in Volusia County, and have incomes of $13,964 per year or less for a family of one ($18,913 for family of two).

“In this difficult economy, many older Floridians are finding it necessary to find work,” says Jo Rinehart, Experience Works interim Florida state director.

“Unfortunately, finding a job can be especially difficult for older workers who have not looked for employment for some time or for those who been unsuccessful in their job hunt. Our program is a steppingstone for people desperate for work. We can provide immediate assistance and wages.”

Sponsored by Experience Works and the State of Florida, Department of Elder Affairs, SCSEP is available at no cost to people who meet eligibility criteria.

The program provides paid community service assignments at local public and non-profit organizations, training, referral to needed services and job search assistance. With updated skills, participants use their community service training as a springboard to permanent jobs with local employers.

For more information call toll-free 888-859-1051 or visit

County expands online services
Volusia County has expanded its online permit, development and contractor information services.

Registered contractors can apply online for licenses, demolition permits and certain types of residential permits at as well as schedule inspections, make payments, and check the status of applications online.

Connect Live Permits, launched in September 2012, also allows residents to submit complaints about potential code violations and research permits, developments, complaints and contractor licenses from their computers 24/7.

Free movies at Deltona Amphitheater
The Deltona Regional Library will present three films over three Saturdays in the open-air setting of the Deltona Amphitheater, 2150 Eustace Ave., starting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23, March 2 and 9.

Moviegoers may bring snacks, beverages, folding chairs and seat cushions. The concession stand will be open during the movies. The films are new DVD releases and intended for teen and adult audiences.

Because of the agreement that allows the library to show the movies for free, the titles can’t be published, but library staff can release them over the phone. Call the library at 386-789-7207 or visit



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