Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Older Workers

Roughly 36 percent of individuals aged 55 and older are employed. As companies continue to have difficulty finding talent with the right skills, apprenticeship programs can benefit from attracting and retaining older individuals to help fulfill their workforce needs. The apprenticeship Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) regulations provide protection for individuals 40 years of age and older and provide businesses and other sponsors with the tools necessary to promote inclusion of experienced and knowledgeable workers as apprentices.

On this page you will find information and resources to help sponsors:

  • Learn more about hiring, training and retaining older workers
  • Avoid discrimination on the basis of age

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