Employers Beginning to Court Retired Workers

senior_boomAs the Population Ages, Virginia's Work Force is Getting Grayer, Too - Some Employers See a Silver-haired Lining
By: Novelda Sommers- Chicago Tribune Co. Aug 26, 2004

More senior Virginians like Sandra McFarland want or need to work, and certain employers are aggressively looking for them. McFarland got her job because her employer, Top Guard Security of Hampton, sought workers through AARP, a membership organization and lobbying group for people older than 50.

McFarland was working 25 hours a week as an employment specialist for AARP's Norfolk office when she found out about Chris Stuart's job openings because she was placing older workers at Top Guard.