Saturday, February 20, 2010

Survey: Recession Easing Worries about Older Workers Leaving Utility Industry

Black & Veatch's fourth annual survey of U.S. electric power industry leaders finds that utility managers are finding that the recession is easing worries about the aging workforce as employees defer retirement. According to the “Strategic Directions in the Electric Utility Industry Survey” for 2009/2010, fewer utility managers are worried about the aging workforce issue in the immediate future, reflecting the deferral of retirement for many older workers as the declining stock market impacted their financial portfolios. However, some respondents voiced a concern about a retirement balloon in the next 2-3 years, as soon as the markets recover enough to make retirement affordable again.

Source: Black & Veatch News Release (February 18, 2010)

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