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How Retaining Older Workers Can Help your Business |, St. Louis Post-dispatch

8 July 2014—Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, director of the center is mentioned on by Dona DeZube.

According to 2010 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 25 percent of the US workforce will be 55 or older by 2018.

What does that mean for your business? Failing to have a plan to attract, retain and engage older workers could cause you critical staff shortages.

... Older adults coming off the recession are concerned about employment predictability and security. “Some older workers worry that their employment situations might change,” says Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, director of the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, which integrates evidence from research to inform organizational decision-making.

“Even if their employers have been supportive in the past, they sometimes express concern that their employers might want them to leave in the future…but before the older workers are ready for a transition.” ...

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