People over 50 want to contribute to the economy and to society. They are an expanding resource, yet older adults are too frequently shut out of opportunities to use their experience, feel valued, and live financially secure lives. Members of the 50+ Employment Affinity Group are focused on changing how older workers are seen by employers.
We share resources and promising practices, learn from each other, and work together to change attitudes, behaviors, policies, and other barriers to paid work. This affinity group meets on the second Wednesday of the month, sets its own agenda, and draws from the expertise of its members.
September 14 Meeting Agenda: Last month, we framed a Playbook for Age-Inclusive Employers that builds on our earlier discussions and the resources we’ve identified. The Playbook will document the case for hiring older workers and the steps employers should take to attract and retain them. We’ll review progress toward completion of a first draft of the Playbook for Employers.
With that work underway, we want to “flip the script” to help people over 50 better understand the job market from the perspective of employers. We might call this a Guide to Employment for People Over 50. At our next meeting, we’ll decide what to include in this Guide and how to assemble the pieces into a Guide that complements our Playbook for Employers.
If you have questions about the group, please contact Tim Lybarger or Doug Dickson.