Keeping Older Tech Workers On The Job Longer
Nearly a third of all U.S. workers will soon be over the age of 50, and nearing retirement. Combine that with fewer young people entering tech careers, and that leaves a skills and staff gap that older workers can fill.
If you’re a Baby Boomer, you may be dreaming about retiring in a few years, but maybe not. Perhaps you’ll need to keep working to pay the bills, or maybe you just want to keep busy. Employers, worried about an impending exodus of retiring Boomers, are starting to look into ways of keeping you on the job longer.
Within the next four years, nearly a third of all U.S. workers–including tens of thousands of tech pros–will be over the age of 50, leaving a potential gap of business-tech and vertical industry skills, which also could be worsened on the front-end by a shortage of young people entering the technology fields.
Nearly two dozen industry associations, ranging from technology to trucking organizations, have bonded together to create a new Alliance for an Experienced Workforce, a collaborative effort aimed at getting employers to develop strategies of keeping aging American workers viable in the workplace.
By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
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