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- Announced in 2001
- Recognize companies with exemplary policies and practices for 50+ workers
- Communicates best practices to employers facing similar challenges of an aging workforce
- Over 400 employers recognized
- 2009 application closed in February
- Next application period - 2011
[Speaker Notes: By 2016, one third of total U.S. workforce will be 50+, up from 28% in 2007.
Add to that the decrease of younger workers = potential labor shortage
- BE seeks to share employers best practices with the business community and to promote opportunities for older workers. An annual recognition program that acknowledges companies and organizations whose best practices and policies for addressing aging workforce issues are roadmaps for the workplaces of tomorrow.
- Opportunities for training, education and career development
- Recruiting Practices
- Alternative work options, such as flexible scheduling, job-sharing and phased retirement
- Employee health and pension benefits
- Other opportunities for retirees.]