|Seniors4Hire.org, began in 2001. Several businesses
asked us to launch an online service after the success
of our premier site, Teens4Hire.org.
“When are you going to
launch a site for seniors?
We can’t find enough of them.”
So we did! And those clients are still our clients
Due to the shrinking skilled labor pool, many
businesses are hiring seniors, older workers, boomers,
retirees, geezers (whatever you choose to call them) in
record numbers. And other businesses are just now
recognizing the need to hold onto and build favorable
relationships with their skilled and experienced senior
American workers are living longer and staying
healthier. Some seniors prefer to continue to use their
skills acquired in the workplace past retirement age.
And, current trends in social security eligibility,
reduced cost-of-living increases, and retirement plan
challenges have forced many older Americans to re-enter
the workforce. Some just want to keep busy.
Statistics show that hiring seniors makes good
business sense. Some seniors, about 45% according to our
survey, prefer part-time work with flexible schedules.
And, overall seniors are punctual, exhibit strong work
ethics, and generally experience fewer on-the-job
injuries than younger workers.
There is the perception & reality of age
We are confident that the "visionary" businesses out
there will see the value of recruiting (and retaining)
experienced workers. We are advocates for people 50 and
older seeking jobs and/or other ways of earning money
and we work tirelessly to persuade businesses to
overcome any vestiges of age discrimination.
As word of our existence and methodology spreads,
more and more companies are tapping our services.
Founder, Renée Ward was formerly VP JobOptions and VP
TMP Recruitment Advertising. She calls herself a “thoughtpreneur”.
A nationally recognized public speaker, presenter and
media consultant, Ms. Ward can be retained to
conduct seminars, workshops, and/or other engagements
related to the recruitment, hiring, and retention of
Seniors4Hire.org is owned and operated by The Forward
Group, a privately-held company that also publishes