Age and the Workplace: A New Perspective
by LaRhae Knatterud
Handout – Age and the Workplace A New Perspective
The leading edge of boomers is right at the age when they are trying to decide if they want to retire, or if they can retire. The societal shift in our expectations for how long we will work has begun, as retirement age for both men and women are on the rise.
Some boomers are unemployed through downsizing, layoffs and the bad economy. Many have been looking for a new job for months or years. But these workers and the other boomers still working represent a demographic dividend to the state.
This webinar will explore:
- the impact that the aging of our population is having in the workforce
- the strategies that employers and workers need to pursue to survive and thrive in this changing environment.
LaRhae Knatterud, MAPA, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, with major concentrations in gerontology and health care policy
LaRhae is currently Director of Aging Transformation for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Her responsibilities include: Lead staff of Minnesota’s Own Your Future Campaign, which is an initiative of the Dayton-Prettner Solon Administration to urge Minnesotans to plan for their long-term care, including how to pay for it. Chief staff for Aging 2030, a project to prepare the state for a permanent shift in the age of the population, beginning with the large baby boom generation that started turning 65 in 2011.