Ageism

Ageism is more than an Alarming trend; it’s detrimental to our Economy

Ageism is more than an Alarming trend; it’s detrimental to our Economy by Joan Cirillo, President & CEO Operation A.B.L.E. Within the past few months, I have had two major corporations and one charitable foundation tell me they will shift their donation strategy next year from supporting older workers, to programs that benefit solely young…

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Viewpoint: New approaches needed to address workforce challenges

This month’s blog is a reprint of an op-ed that ran in the Boston Business Journal in August addressing the challenges an ageing workforce poses for employers. It is written by Operation A.B.L.E.’s Board Chair, and Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Tufts Health Plan, Lydia Greene. Ageism—or prejudice against our future…

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The Age-Friendly Advantage

Last week I read an article from the Los Angeles Times that described how some employers are listing “digital native” as a requirement for employment.  Quoting from the Times, “The term, many say, is a ‘code word’ for young workers who have grown up with technology and will be able to use new systems with…

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