ERIC Number: ED392888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Using the Experience of a Lifetime. NOWIS: An Employer-to-Employer Data Base of Programs Utilizing Experienced Workers.
American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC. Work Force Programs Dept.
This publication gives examples of employment programs for experienced workers taken from the National Older Workers Information System (NOWIS), a computerized system of information on more than 140 experienced worker employment programs in public and private sector organizations. (Maintained by the Business Partnerships Program of the American Association of Retired Persons, NOWIS is available at no cost as a resource for employers interested in learning about innovative ways to use the skills and experience of older workers.) The types of employment programs described in this publication include those promoting full-time and part-time job opportunities, job redesign, effective transition to retirement, and job training. The small, medium, and large companies sponsoring these programs represent several types of business and industry, including high technology, insurance, banking, and manufacturing. The employment programs are categorized as follows: part-time opportunities (rehiring or hiring of older experienced retirees and hiring of former employees as "temps"); full-time opportunities; training experienced workers to meet new job challenges; redesigning jobs for a changing work force (job sharing, matching jobs and workers, and working away from the work site); and providing an effective transition to retirement (phased retirement and rehearsal for retirement). Appendixes include an index of employers and sources of more information. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Job Development, Older Adults, Older Workers, Part Time Employment, Program Descriptions, Retirement, Retraining, Seasonal Employment, Working Hours
AARP Work Force Programs Dept., Business Partnerships, 601 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20049 (stock no. D13353).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC. Work Force Programs Dept.