ERIC Number: ED400474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Older Workers in Transition. ERIC Digest.
Many older workers in Canada today are perplexed and dismayed by the swift and dramatic changes occurring in the workplace. Plant closures, downsizings, restructuring, new technologies, international trade agreements, ecological concerns, and changing demographics have affected the Canadian workforce, particularly workers in their forties and older. Older workers who are in occupational transition require services geared to their particular needs, such as: counseling; valid, meaningful, and reliable support services; and learning programs which will enhance workers' abilities to cope with the changes they must make in their lives. Essential components of support services to older workers are: (1) counseling issues; (2) accessibility; (3) on-going assessment; (4) training of service providers; (5) training of workers themselves; and (6) community involvement. Both business and government must begin to develop policies that will break down existing barriers and recognize that older workers continue to be important to the economy. (RB)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.; Canadian Guidance and Counselling Foundation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada