began in 2001. Several businesses asked us to launch an online service after
the success of our premier site, Teens4Hire.org.
we did! And those clients are still our clients today.
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 labor force.
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.
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.
is the perception & reality of age discrimination.
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
word of our existence and methodology spreads, more and more companies are
tapping our services.
Renée Ward was formerly VP JobOptions and VP TMP Recruitment Advertising. She
is a socially responsible entrepreneur. 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 older workers.
owned and operated by The Forward Group, a privately-held company that also