As we undergo this demographic shift in our nation, it is vital that we embrace older Americans’ in relation to the workplace. The average and median age of the U.S. population is rising, and the composition of the workforce with it. The number of workers over the traditional retirement age of 65 is seeing a marked increase. In addition, employers rate older workers high on characteristics such as judgment, commitment to quality, attendance, and punctuality.
National Employ Older Workers Week, held the last full week of September annually, recognizes the vital role of older workers in the workforce. National Employ Older Workers Week aims to increase awareness of this labor segment and develop innovative strategies to tap it. It also showcases the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), which provides on-the-job skills training to individuals 55 or older with limited financial resources. Since its inception, SCSEP has helped over one million older Americans enter the workforce.
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