Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Some retail-ordered companies specifically want to hire retired and senior workers
On Monday, January 31, Tory Johnson (“Women for Hire”) gave some advice on ABC “Good Morning America” to the effect that many employers are finding that they need older workers (“retired”) because of their “wisdom” and the likelihood that they can remain focused on the job. She particularly mentioned CVS and Home Depot (which has worked with AARP to hire seniors). One employee at Home Depot was 90 and had been there since age 71, and was a great stabilizing influence on younger employees. There is an old press release (2004) about the AARP and Home Depot partnership here.
Furthermore, retirees often have their Medical benefits already set up with Medicare and supplementals (which provides an economic, business argument for single-payor).