Gray is the New Green
Older Workers Account for All Job Growth Since 2000. A Fed analysis says they became a bigger part of the workforce, even during the recession.
Benefits of Older Workers
Strong work ethic, Reliable, Willingness to learn, Committed & collaborative, Great mentors, Wide & deep knowledge base, Social & professional perspective
NOW is the Time to Share Our Pride
Its time to celebrate and raise awareness of the older worker because frankly, WE'RE NOT DONE YET!
#NotDoneYet Selfie Campaign
From 1970 until the end of the 20th century, older workers—which the Bureau of Labor Statistics defines as those ages 55 and older—made up the smallest segment of the labor force. In the 1990s, however, these older workers began to increase their share of the labor force, while workers in younger age groups started to have declines in their labor force shares. And by 2003, the older age group no longer had the smallest share.
By 2019, over 40% of Americans aged 55+ will be employed, making up over 25% of the U.S. labor force. The Committee on Economic Development indicates that employers rate older workers high on characteristics such as judgment, commitment to quality, attendance, and punctuality.