USATODAY.com reports that employers are finding the reliability of older workers refreshing.
In an article posted a few weeks ago, Anna Pinter, senior vice president for the New England-Upstate New York region for Atria Senior Living, explained that 36 percent of Atria’s 9,000 workers are older than 50, and of that number 11 percent are part-timers.
“We offer people the chance for full-time careers if they want, but we also have hours for those who don’t want to work all the time,” she says. “We have a lot of different work.”
While seniors may not be physically able to do some of the most demanding work such as heavy maintenance, most can handle duties from serving food to working at the receptionist desk, Pinter says.
“No matter what job they do, they give our seniors a great living experience,” she says. “Our seniors say that they love connecting with older workers because they’re often about the same age as their own children. They can find it a little difficult to initiate a conversation with a 20-year-old.”
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