Earlier this week, the Gainesville Sun published an op-ed I wrote about why Florida should be supporting its older workers. Investing in 50+ workers is a smart move for all states though — by 2022, 35 percent of the American workforce will be over 50 years of age.
Older job-seekers need training and education in high-demand skills to stay or become competitive in today’s job market. Ongoing training, especially in fast-changing technology, is a feature of today’s work environment for employees of any age.
Some older career-changers may also need general education training before they can succeed with specialized training for high-tech, knowledge-based careers.
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