Happy National Employ Older Workers Week!
Did you know, by 2020, it is estimated that workers 55 years and over will make up 25 percent of the U.S. labor force - nearly two times the rate compared to 2000 (13 percent). Furthermore, workers 65 years and older are projected to make up 7 percent of total workforce by 2020 - that’s a lot of baby boomers and eligible retirees working into their “Golden Years!”.
As such, we have selected the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration on Aging (AoA) as our Website of the Week. A federal agency housed in HHS’ Administration for Community Living, AoA ensures older Americans with and without disabilities have the needed supports to live independently, make their own choices and participate fully in society.
At a time when 50 percent of all senior citizens have a disability, it is important we provide the tools and support services to not only get a job but have the opportunity to live a happy life and build an even brighter future. The Administration on Aging helps make this dream a reality, during National Employ Older Workers Week and the other 51 weeks of the year!