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Home Health Co-ops a Good Start for Millennials

“Young people are looking for very tangible pathways forward, and that’s something I think the home care cooperative sector is better prepared to offer than most industries,” Thomas Showalter, director of the National Youth Employment Coalition told attendees at the recently concluded Home Care Cooperatives Conference in Dulles, VA. The event was organized by the Cooperative Development Foundation.

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Assumptions About Old and Young Workers Found Often Wrong

The survey of more than 10,000 people ages 24 to 80 showed far fewer differences between age groups than traditional stereotypes. The researchers say it might be because people are living longer and working longer – and differently.

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U.S. Labor Force Continues Growing Older; Here’s Why

Research shows many older people are remaining in the labor force longer than those from previous generations.

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Employers Seen Reconsidering Older Workers as New Hires

“Surveys repeatedly show that boomers want to keep earning an income well into the traditional retirement years…The big question is: are employers ready to embrace them as employees?” That’s the question posed by Chris Farrell of Next Avenue, a St. Paul, MN-based online resource – sponsored by Twin Cities PBS -- for older Americans.

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‘White Collar’ Rule Nearing Finalization

The rule, which could dramatically expand the number of employees entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), is strongly supported by advocates representing workers in the home healthcare sector and at long-term care facilities.

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Senior Living Sector to Need 1.2 Million Workers by 2025

The senior living industry will need to recruit 1.2 million new employees by 2025 and must be poised to create working environments and career paths attractive for these workers, according to a new study.

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Survey Shows Improved Retention Rate for Assisted Living Staff

This 5th annual survey is a national study to collect retention, vacancy and turnover information among assisted living employees in five major job categories such as Nursing, Food Services, Administrative & Management, and 16 job positions, including registered nurse, dietitian, director, marketing director, and housekeeping.

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Mexico Engages NICHE for Geriatric Capacity Assessment

Mexico’s Instituto Nacional De Geriatria (INGER), also known as the Institute of Geriatrics, has selected NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), based at the NYU College of Nursing, to handle geriatric nursing capacity assessment of five Mexican hospitals.

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Renown Counselor Advises How to Overcome Age Discrimination

Whether you are employed and looking to make a move, or in career transition, handling these age biases effectively is essential if you are looking for a new position.

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Disability Seen Contributing to Women’s Declining Workforce Presence

The growth rate for women’s disability awards has surpassed that of men over the last decade.

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