Workforce Development Board Launches Age Forward Employer Recognition Program

CAPE COD- The ‘55 Plus Committee’ of the Cape and Islands Workforce Development Board wants the public’s help in identifying business that do an outstanding job of recruiting, engaging, or retaining older workers here on the Cape.

The ‘Age Forward Employer Award’ will honor employers who recognize the value of older workers and maximize the potential of their workers as they age, by embracing their multigenerational workplace.

“Over the years we have invested in a number of programs that were designed to increase the hire-ability of 55+ individuals,” says David Augustino, Executive Director of the Cape and Islands Workforce Development Board.

The local labor market has been especially tight this year. But even as the unemployment rate continues to drop, there are qualified, talented people looking for suitable jobs.

Older job seekers are frequently recognized for their dependability, loyalty and customer service skills. That’s why forward thinking employers are increasingly seeking them out–sometimes luring them out of retirement.

“We did and in-death survey of Cape and Islands employers and their attitudes towards older workers… what we found is that employers by-and-large love their older workers,” says Augustino.

Winning businesses will be recognized in a short documentary feature film and at an awards ceremony at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis on September 25th.

For more information on how to enter a business, you can click HERE.

By JOHN BONDAREK, CapeCod.Com NewsCenter

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