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ERIC Number: EJ804545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Older Adult Learners in the Workforce: New Dimensions to Workforce Training Needs
Ford, Ruth; Orel, Nancy
Journal of Career Development, v32 n2 p139-152 2005
Lower fertility rates and declines in the number of births have created a tremendous labor shortage. This tight labor market has encouraged many companies to recruit and retain a greater number of workers older than the age of 55. Additionally, with the shift to knowledge and technology-based industries, older adult workers are finding that remaining in gainful employment beyond the mean age of 63 has social, financial, and professional benefits. Leadership in the work-place needs to redefine the learning and training strategies needed for successful businesses based on the age and skill set of the workforce. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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