Older workers can be among the workforce’s most experienced, skillful, and reliable contributors. As they approach the traditional retirement age, they may look for ways to continue contributing and supporting their financial needs—while leaving their longstanding careers. We help organizations identify and prepare older workers for new job opportunities that meet their needs and complement their abilities.
The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) helps older workers return to school by placing them on the path to:
Read stories about programs CAEL has designed and implemented for older workers.
An aging workforce requires new services and support systems.
Three-year initiative funded by the Department of Labor to provide technical assistance, research, and opportunities for cross-site learning to ten regions selected across the country. Each site developed and implemented innovative models for serving mature workers and engaging local employers. CAEL produced policy recommendations at the state and national level based in part on the sites' on the ground experiences.
"It’s an easy program to talk about. It has been a lifesaver for me and my older workers are fabulous people!"- Michelle Foley, HR Manager, Donaldson Company
The Atlantic Philanthropies are dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
The United States Department of Labor fosters, promotes, and develops the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improves working conditions; advances opportunities for profitable employment; and assures work-related benefits and rights.
Identify jobs in the green economy that are appropriate for older workers and that build on their
Documented job families in three sub sectors of the green economy which are appropriate for older adults with varied skills and experience
Created a list of criteria and database of jobs in the green economy that can be filled by older workers
Civic Ventures is a think tank on boomers, work and social purpose. Through an inventive program portfolio, original research, strategic alliances and the power of people’s life stories, Civic Ventures demonstrates the value of experience in solving serious social problems – from education to the environment, health care to homelessness.
MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 by MetLife to continue its longstanding tradition of contributions and community involvement. The goal is to empower people to lead healthy, productive lives and strengthen communities. Underlying the Foundation's programs is a focus on education at all ages and a commitment to increasing access and opportunity.