The Older Worker and the Changing Labor Market: New Challenges for the Workplace

1st Edition

Judith G Gonyea

Routledge
Published May 19, 2009
Reference - 198 Pages
ISBN 9780789037725 - CAT# HW15856

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Summary

As the country’s workforce ages, the changing labor market must address unique challenges as well as surprising opportunities. This book presents leading scholars and researchers providing valuable insights into the challenges facing older workers in the contemporary workplace as well as offering perspectives on the demands presently being placed on employers to adapt to and accommodate the needs of these workers. The book focuses on the analysis of current trends in older workers, work, family, and personal life issues, and ways to transform today’s workplace to value older workers.

This book offers practitioners the opportunity to fully grasp the current situation for older workers by presenting the latest research. This helpful resource provides professionals with best practices and innovative approaches to support aging employees. The volume is extensively referenced and contains several tables to clearly present data. It is a valuable text for employers, human resources professionals, employee assistance programs, work/family professionals, gerontologists and aging studies professionals, educators, and students.

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health.

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