Bank of America Grant Expands JVS Program for Jobless Older Workers

Older workers are far less likely to be unemployed, but much more likely to be out of work for an extended period if they do lose their jobs. A JVS program to help those over 50 re-enter the workforce will expand this year, thanks to a generous grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

“Government funding for these types of programs has been flat for several years,” said Leah Rosenbaum, JVS interim president and CEO.  “This Bank of America funding will allow us to assist more people who need to recreate themselves for the next stage of their lives.”

The five-week “Recharge!” program helps older unemployed or underemployed workers re-examine their skills, interests and experience in order to find a rewarding encore career. In group sessions, participants will polish their resumes and learn how to rebrand themselves and use the latest tools (including social media) to navigate the job market.  For more information, contact Lisa Bartley at (248) 233-4234 or email

The JVS Recharge! grant is part of ongoing investments the Bank of America Charitable Foundation is making to address immediate critical needs, such as hunger and shelter, and longer term solutions that promote financial wellness.