Workers 50+: The Road Ahead

Workers 50+: The Road Ahead

workersExamine the outlook for workers age 50-plus in North Carolina on Workers 50+: The Road Ahead. AARP North Carolina Associate State Director for Communications Bob Garner moderates a discussion featuring Victor Marshall, UNC professor and director of the UNC Institute on Aging, and Mary Cichocki, volunteer for AARP North Carolina’s Workers 50+ Speaker’s Bureau.

Because of changing workforce demographics (overall workforce aging), workers age 50 and older will become increasingly important to nearly all segments of North Carolina’s economy—many of which are already facing the imminent loss of key knowledge and experience as a high percentage of workers approach traditional retirement age. This program provides an enlightening exploration into what companies are doing—and need to do—to retain and recruit 50+ workers.

Workers 50+: The Road Ahead - Resources:

AARP Employee Resource Center
This online aid to employers includes tools and strategies for attracting and retaining older workers, findings from current research and information on the Best Employers for Workers over 50 recognition program. This site also provides information on the Alliance for an Experienced Workforce, which helps employers create workplaces that engage and utilize the skills of workers age 50+.

AARP North Carolina
To learn more about other resources available specifically to North Carolina's ever-growing population of older citizens, visit the AARP North Carolina website. The state office in Raleigh, NC, also provides staff support for local AARP members, volunteers and community partners.
AARP North Carolina
225 Hillsborough Street, Suite 440
Raleigh, NC 27603
Email: ncaarp@aarp.org
Phone: 1-866-389-5650 (toll-free)
FAX: (919) 755-9684
TTY: (919)-508-0290
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday

UNC Institute on Aging
The UNC Institute on Aging enhances the well-being of older adults in North Carolina through collaborations in research, education, and public service. The IOA's programs and activities serve UNC-Chapel Hill's home campus, UNC Chapel Hill, as well as other statewide efforts.