Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Boston College Center on Aging & Work Launches States Initiative, Multigenerational Focus

According to an article in the Boston College Chronicle, the Boston College Center on Aging & Work is launching a State Perspectives Institute that will collaborate with states on promoting the aging public sector workforce as a potential economic asset. Among other things, the Institute will "gather information and work with state leaders to raise awareness of the benefits of a multigenerational workforce in the 21st century."

One of the goals of the Initiative is to release of a series of profiles on the multigenerational workforce for all 50 states produced in partnership with Experience Wave. These profiles are supposed to provide statistical synopses in areas such as age distribution, labor force participation, industry sector employment, and workforce education and preparedness.

Another project of the Initiative will be States as Employers-of-Choice, a collaboration between the Center and the Twiga Foundation, Inc. of Boise, Idaho, sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The project’s goal is "to increase awareness of the aging public sector workforce as well as provide assessment of the readiness of states" to be employers of choice and to develop practice tools.

Source: Boston College Chronicle (February 28, 2008)

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