Experience Works, formerly known as Green Thumb, is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of older people. Achieved through training, community service and employment, hiring these pre-screened participants makes good business sense. On average, not only do older workers have lower absenteeism, they tend to stay on the job longer than younger workers. Experience Works staff matches qualified mature workers with local businesses who seek reliable, experienced employees. To encourage hiring these mature workers, Experience Works can offer eligible for-profit businesses up to 50% reimbursement of wages to employers during a training period.To be eligible for program services, applicants must be 55 or older, unemployed, at an income below 125% of the federal poverty income level, and living within the county serviced by Experience Works. Eligible applicants must want to train and look for work. Interested businesses or applicants from Monroe, Owen, Brown or Lawrence counties, please contact us at the numbers listed above.