Website Helping Seniors Find Jobs Adds 12 New Employers
Feb. 9, 2004 - The Website www.Seniors4Hire.org has added 12 new companies to its list of employers offering to recruit and hire older workers.
“Typically, these are jobs that require mature, experienced and knowledgeable individuals,” says Renee Ward, founder of www.Seniors4Hire.org, an online career center for businesses that value a diverse workforce and actively recruit and hire those 50 years of age and older.
New to the Website are Regal Entertainment Group, Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville, General Nutrition Centers, NewYork Presbyterian Hospitals, Cost Plus World Market, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, RadioShack Corp, UCLA Healthcare, News America Marketing, FleetBoston Financial, Ryder System, Inc., and Providence Health System. They join 59 small business companies already on the site that provide for over 30,000.
Membership is free for job seekers. Unlike government sponsored programs, there are no poverty income eligibility requirements to participate, say the sponors.
Employers can promote their companies and post job openings for $36.00 or less with an annual membership. Highly effective, hires have been made within 48 hours in some cases.
“While age bias is still alive and well, it is becoming less so.” says Ward. “More businesses are realizing the value of hiring and retaining the older workforce.”
With the aging of the baby boomer population the number of job seekers over 50 is increasing. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that between 2001-2010 the number of workers age 55 and over will increase 46.6%.
“American workers are living longer and healthier,” Ward says. “Much like other diversity issues, business members of Seniors4Hire.org are committed to giving older job seekers, retirees and senior citizens sincere consideration.”