Older Workers Have a Lot to Offer Employers

In an article for Money Crashers online, Michael Lewis writes, “Over the next decade, 43% of America’s workforce will reach age 65 and be eligible for retirement…Collectively, they represent an enormous bank of intellectual and institutional knowledge gained over a half-century of technical advancement.”Lewis goes on to suggest that this large, already trained group could represent a “pool of potential future employees available to American businesses.” Without question, older workers have a lot to offer employers.Of course, the ‘elephant’ in the room and the biggest roadblock for taking advantage of such vast human resources is age discrimination. Various studies have…

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