As many in the workforce get close to the traditional retirement age, there is a realization that they've never felt better and retirement should be somewhere off in the future. This older workforce brings experience, intellect and confidence that are invaluable contributions to their employers and coworkers. People are working longer and this comes at a time when more workers are needed given the low unemployment rates.
This article talks about the fastest growing segment of the workforce. Boomers bring diversity - mentorship possibilities abound and older and younger workers have many opportunities to learn from each other. Keep in mind, we all must catch ourselves from the underlying ageism that exists. This article is a good reminder.
The best way for older workers to prepare for 2020 and silence the ageism haters is to invest in upskilling and training. Whether that’s taking online classes or becoming certified as a CPA or real estate agent, few recruiters can argue with an experienced resume plus the latest skills. Dr. Chamberlain adds, “Employers who invest in relevant, accessible learning programs in 2020 and beyond will be best positioned to attract, retain and benefit from the aging workforce of tomorrow.”