Great article in Career Journal this week on the increasing interest in grey-haired workers. With a projected shortage of skilled workers anticipated to hit hard in the next five to 10 years, companies are beginning to recognize the value of the mature worker.
A couple of interesting comments follow, but you can read the entire article at http://www.careerjournal.com/myc/fifty/20050527-coombes.html?cjpos=home_whatsnew_major.
"Age bias is about as common as coffee in the workplace, but there are signs that may be changing as a small but growing number of companies seeks to attract older workers.
These companies, including Adecco, Borders, Principal Financial, Manpower, Walgreens and Pitney Bowes , "have committed to an aggressive program of recruiting, hiring, and retaining mature workers," according to AARP."