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ERIC Number: EJ764122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Addressing Needs of Employers, Older Workers, and Retirees: An Educational Approach
Segrist, Kathleen A.; Tell, Brian; Byrd, Vicki; Perkins, Susie
Educational Gerontology, v33 n5 p451-462 May 2007
The Retirement Research Foundation of Chicago supported a collaborative to collect demographic data about working and aging, conduct a survey of older job seekers, and interview businesses in the region to assess their awareness and attitudes about mature workers. The 2005 project was titled the 60 + Success Project. A regional task force oversaw the research components and product development. Data collection occurred through 13 focus groups, individual interviews with private, public and nonprofit sector leaders, surveying of mature and aging job seekers, and online surveying of employers. Based upon this multipronged methodology, four major products were produced: "Report and Key Findings; Human Resources Handbook and Curriculum"; Opportunities for Mature Workers (brochure); and Mature Worker Profile. These products are the first steps toward better understanding the needs of older workers and shaping an action plan for this region. They can serve as catalysts to spur similar educational efforts in other parts of the country.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana