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Hiring Older Workers Is Good For The Office, Study Shows | Exertus: Jobs for the over 45s

4 February 2014—Sloan Center research economist was mentioned by Adam Belz, Star Tribune.

... According to a Daily Mail report on the survey, conducted by the Nationwide building society, even younger workers liked having some gray hairs around. Around 16 percent of Nationwide's 17,000 employees are over 50, and two percent are 60 or older, said the Daily Mail. The study reported that almost half of the Nationwide workers over the age of 55 hadn't taken a sick day in the past year, and most people in that age group "usually arrived early to work."

And it's clearly a good thing that their younger peers see the value in having them around because by 2019, predicts the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, workers 55 and older will comprise 25 percent of the workforce. The Urban Institute predicts workers 50 years and older will make up 35 percent of the labor force by 2019.

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