Ranger Boats Human Resources Director Cheryl Davenport said 62 percent of the company's 850 employees are older than 45. She said mature workers are exactly what the business needs because of their experience.In addition, Cameron Davis, store manager for Wal-Mart in Mountain Home, said d that people come to the area after retirement but realize they want to go back to work and, "Surprisingly, wages are not a big consideration for them. . . . "They just want to do something."
Source: Baxter Bulletin "Employers turn to mature workers" (November 2, 2006)
Other Sources: Arkansas Department of Worforce Services Arkansas Mature Workforce Initiative