Laura Brown, W.W. Grainger, Inc.


Workforce Development October 15, 2007

Open your eyes to the aging workforce

By 2014, the number of people aged 55 and older is expected to increase by 49% while the number of younger workers will grow by only 2.9%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This older population will represent 21% of the civilian labor force, up from 15% in 2004. While companies need to figure out how to attract a new generation of manufacturing employees prepared for 21st century jobs, busi...

By Laura Brown, W.W. Grainger, Inc.
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