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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Workers' Rights - Encouraging News

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For all those older workers feeling kinda blue about their prospects in a brave new world. A recent study by Towers Perrin conducted for AARP indicates that employers need to work to keep older workers or face a skills gap.
by 2016, 39 percent of the population in the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations will be aged 50 or more compared with 30 percent in 1996.

At the same time, the percentage of the labor force that falls in the traditional working age -- 15-49 years -- will have fallen from 51 percent in 1996 to 45 percent in 2016, the study predicted.

"Many analysts are predicting growing labor shortages in tomorrow’s workforce," the study warned.
Music to my ears. I'll be working till I'm 90, I'm sure.

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