Careers that Work; leveraging the talents and contributions of older workers

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Airdate: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Many aspects of the labor force have changed during the past two years, as workers left jobs for new careers and some retired early to explore other opportunities.

The changes have impacted all age demographics, including older workers who make up nearly 24 percent of the labor force.

The number of workers aged 55 and older is projected to increase during this decade. What opportunities will be available to them and how will educational institutions train them for new technologies?

Appearing on Smart Talk Tuesday to talk about preparing the employment landscape for mature workers are Jennifer Berrier, JD., Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Vic Rodgers, Vice President of Workforce Development and Continuing Education, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, and Tim Driver, MBA., President and Director of the Age-Friendly Institute.

Support for ‘Careers That Work’ comes from TechLink, South Central PA’s Consortium for Career & Technical Education.

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