· The State of New York has established the Mature Worker Task Force (MWTF), co-chaired by the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) and the New York State Department of Labor (DOL). The MWTF will make recommendations and coordinate New York State's efforts to assist older persons who choose to work and remain self-sufficient. The agency is dedicated to supporting business growth and development across the state in light of its aging work force, and to combating ageism and stereotypes in the the recruitment, retention, and training of mature workers.
· Seniorsforhire.ca is a Canadian website that serves as a meeting place where employers can advertise their needs and seniors can find places of employment. The goal of this family-run project is to bring value to the workplace where the mature and the young work together to reach the high standards necessary in today's marketplace.
· In Arkansas, Governor Mike Huckabee recently announced the Arkansas Mature Worker Initiative. A new workforce development program, the Arkansas Mature Worker Initiative highlights featured employers who have made a commitment to hire mature workers. "It's encouraging to see these companies recognize the value of the countless mature workers we have in Arkansas," said Gov. Huckabee. "I hope more employers see these workers are known to have essential qualities needed for today's jobs, including loyalty, dedication, and responsibility."
These are just a few examples of the efforts being made by business, non-profit, and government groups to connect employers with the talented pool of mature workers in their community.