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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 have found:
- 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.
- 89 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 technology.
- Most older workers know that they will need to retrain in some form to remain in or re-enter the workforce.
Younger bosses: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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