Hiring older adults topic of Economic Alliance coffee chat Oct. 11

Age-friendly business practices and hiring older adults is the topic of Economic Alliance Snohomish County’s virtual coffee chat set for Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

The U.S. workforce is aging at a rapid rate. It is estimated that 25% of workers in the U.S. and U.K. will be over the age of 55 by the year 2025. To continue to grow the economy, businesses must reevaluate their practices to bring older people back to work, while giving them meaningful roles.

Guest speakers include:

  • Cynthia Andrews, manager of diversity, equity and inclusion with Lynnwood-based Homage.
  • Linda Taylor, vice president of housing and financial empowerment with Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
  • Kathleen Murphy, assistant director with Ballard Food Bank
  • Matt Murphy, project director with AARP Senior Community Service Employment Program
  • Michelle Frye, volunteer and advocacy manager with Homage

Attendees will have a chance to ask questions during the free event. Register here. Registered attendees will receive the link at registration via email.

 

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