Age in the Workplace

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As workers hit 55, 60, 65, many aren't losing sleep over the big move to Florida, but instead over the big presentation a week away.

So much for retirement! Some can't afford it. Others just aren't ready.

As for their employers, there are companies that think it's great — the AARP just named its top 50 employers for people over 50. Other companies wonder when they can throw the goodbye party for their growing ranks of senior citizens. And the average retirement age is only creeping up.

This hour, On Point: what it means when older workers hang on.Guests:

Deborah Russell, AARP's manager of economic security.

Alicia Munnell, Director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

Gayle Kosterman, Executive vice president of world wide human resources, S.C. Johnson, named by the AARP as the No. 1 employer this year for workers over 50.

Marilyn Potts, marketing specialist, Mercy Health System, a health care network of more than 30 facilities in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

This program aired on October 8, 2007.


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