Thursday, February 23, 2006

Alliance for an Experienced Workforce Launched

The AARP and over 20 major industry associations and membership organizations have joined forces to create and launch the Alliance for an Experienced Workforce in order to promote solution-based strategies for recruiting and retaining 50-plus workers and plan for the demographic challenges that face this country in the years ahead.
"Our research shows retaining an experienced workforce is smart business," said AARP CEO Bill Novelli, who serves as Vice Chair of the Alliance. "That’s why all of these industry leaders are coming together to share strategies on how to recruit and retain the boomer workforce."

Because of the demographic shift expected by the retirement of the baby boom generation, many employers are planning now to retain a competitive advantage as the labor market tightens. The Alliance will cultivate industry-specific 50+ worker best practices on issues including benefits, workplace design, and recruitment strategies.

AARP hopes for the Alliance to serve as a catalyst for bringing government, employers and employees together to help and encourage workers to stay on the job.
Source: Press Release AARP (February 22, 2006)

Other Sources: Press Release Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) (February 22, 2006)

2 comments:

oldciscoguy said...
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oldciscoguy said...

I am glad to see this... and hope that you have a lot of sucess in showing the value of more expereinced workers in the workforce. Companies like Cisco who blatantly tell their employees that they have too many "old" people and that "the average employee age is too high" will be a tough sell, but someone from outside their domain needs to take them on. Good Luck!