Experience Works, the nation's largest nonprofit training and employment organization for older workers, has honored Fred Garcia of Medford for his outstanding service to local older workers.

Experience Works, the nation's largest nonprofit training and employment organization for older workers, has honored Fred Garcia of Medford for his outstanding service to local older workers.

Garcia recently received the organization's Changing Lives award, which recognizes his efforts to help low-income, older workers obtain the training they need to find good jobs in their communities.

"The current economic situation has forced many older people to look for employment, and Fred is dedicated to helping them re-tool and re-enter the work force," said Billy Wooten, executive director of program operations for Experience Works, in a press release.

The Experience Works offers job training services in Oregon, 29 other states and Puerto Rico through the Senior Community Service Employment Program.

The program helps low-income, mature individuals enter the work force, secure more challenging positions, move into new career areas or supplement their incomes. For more information about Experience Works, call 800-842-4982 or visit www.experienceworks.org.