DOL Encourages Employers to Retain “Aging Workers”

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2020, many of the 25 million baby boomers that make up more than 40% of the current U.S. labor force will exit the workforce taking decades of accumulated knowledge with them.  On March 28, 2013, the DOL issued two briefs that discuss the mass exodus of older workers in healthcare and other industries.  The DOL briefs recommend providing accommodations to aging workers with disabilities, chronic health problems or reduced work capacity who would otherwise leave the workforce prematurely, including early intervention to prevent disability- related job loss by providing workers with assistive technology and other workplace accommodations.  The briefs can be found here:  The DOL press release is here:

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