Workers Over 50 (Winter/Spring 2005)
By Karen Litzinger, MA, LPC

Age discrimination can still be a reality. However, some companies are beginning to realize that older Americans will be an important part of the workforce of the future. Industries experiencing labor shortages are typically more open to older workers. Some have put special programs into place to attract workers over 50.

Here are some tips to evaluate if a company is open to older workers according to Kate Lorenz of

For a list of the “Best Employers for Workers Over 50,” visit the AARP web site at:

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