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Best Employer Practices Discussed to Prepare for the Aging | AARP

31 January 2014—Kevin Cahill was mentioned on

Employers are beginning to see the first wave of an unprecedented number of employees retiring over the next 5-20 years due to the aging of baby boomers. As baby boomers age and begin to decide about retiring or staying in the workforce, businesses need to identify and evaluate policies, attitudes and perceptions affecting older workers, and to implement strategies that will allow them to retain as well as recruit skilled workers.

AARP National Board President, Robert Romasco, a respected business executive and former senior vice president for QVC, Inc. gave the keynote at a January 30th breakfast forum, held by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Partnership and the Vision Action Network. Romasco also participate in a panel discussion on offering phased retirement or other incentives for delaying retirement, improving technology and hiring younger employees, all strategies for retaining or replacing older workers. He was joined by Cameron Doss, District Director of the Small Business Administration; Jack Bigej, CEO of Al’s Garden Center; Kevin Cahill, senior economist with ECONorthwest and research economist with the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College; and, Julie Stewart, Director of Human Resources Technical Operations at Comcast. Rob Smith, Portland Business Journal Editor was moderator of the discussion.

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