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Title: Myths about older workers
- Can older workers adapt?
- Can they handle new technologies?
- Are their job skills up to date?
- Can they get along with younger bosses?
[Speaker Notes: Myths and stereotypes about older workers still exist. But here is what we
- 1 in 4 who plan to work say they expect to find employment that is
entirely different from the work they do now or did previously.
percent say their ideal job would include opportunities to learn something
new. (AARP Working in Retirement study, 2003)
- Those over 50 are the fastest-growing group of Internet users.
- A study by Louisiana State University found that older workers in a state
agency were more willing than their younger counterparts to learn new
- Most older workers know that they will need to retrain in some form to
remain in or re-enter the workforce.
Managing the intergenerational workplace is a growing priority for employers.
- increased understanding of other generations on the part of all workers.
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