HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Activism » Socialist Progressives (Group) » Many businesses say they ...

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 03:52 PM

Many businesses say they arenít ready to deal with baby boomer retirements


X post in Labor & GD

http://www.omaha.com/money/many-businesses-say-they-aren-t-ready-to-deal-with/article_ab9927ef-fcff-5696-8263-79acee178b85.html

POSTED: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015 1:00 AM
The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ó Every 10th worker in America is eligible to retire this year or next.

Depending on your work situation, that may not be a startling estimate. If youíre in an organization that cut staff more than that during the recession, or in a venture populated by young people, you might shrug off impending retirements.



But in many organizations, the loss of experienced employees ó presumably workplace survivors because of their needed skills ó could pack a punch.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that nearly 1 in 4 members of the U.S. labor force will soon be 55 years old or older. Thatís up from about 1 in 8 in 2002.

FULL story at link.

2 replies, 1152 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Many businesses say they arenít ready to deal with baby boomer retirements (Original post)
Omaha Steve Feb 2015 OP
tech3149 Feb 2015 #1
Wellstone ruled Feb 2015 #2

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 04:15 PM

1. Shortsighted businesses not planning for the future

That's why i quit working in 2002.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 04:47 PM

2. Just another B.S. statement which will

 

come back to bit the 1%ers in their asses. Pulled the pin 2003 and never looked back,fifty two years was enough and we bailed. What is really troubling is Business's not upgraded their Employees Skill Sets,this and treating them as a liability rather than a asset. Our previous Employer is recruiting people with a pulse and nothing more,word is Sales are going South and customer retention sucks. But,hey the G.M.got one hell of a bonus and stock options. Our local Chamber of Commerce seems to think we have all these capable skilled workers out there,bullcrap,the people hear that need jobs have specialize trade skills or GED's with all kinds of personal baggage that prevents them form a decent paying job. The people are here needing jobs,that is why we need the old Community Colleges and Vocational Schools energized.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread