Here at a4td, we are happy to celebrate National Employ Older Workers Week September 22 – 28. This is a Department of Labor initiative that “recognizes the vital role of older workers in the workforce.”
We partner with employers throughout Vermont and Connecticut to build opportunities and open up doors for mature workers. A few examples? This month our participants have gotten exciting jobs with Vermont Country Store, locally owned carpentry companies, the State of Vermont, and the Western CT Area Agency on Aging, among others. We are using the Trial Employment program to facilitate hires with the Bennington Chamber of Commerce, a local elementary school, an appliance retailer, and more. We are attending Workforce Investment Board meetings, collaborating with the Business and Professional Women’s associations and Chambers of Commerce, and welcoming new employers who open up in our towns with smiles, friendly visits, and info about how we can help them. In 31 years, we have never been more excited about all the opportunities available to our SCSEP participants.
Whether you’re an employer, an older job seeker, or a service provider, we hope you think of older workers the way we do: as an absolutely vital part of our workforce, who can mentor younger employees, who work reliably, with integrity, and a great attitude. We administer SCSEP by celebrating lifelong learning, and keeping our mission close to our hearts. We join our partners and friends in this national, week long event, and look forward to hearing about how others are marking the occasion. Learn more about National Employ Older Workers Week, and join the conversation, here!