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Older Workers Recognized

 

The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Older Worker Task Force will host the annual Older Worker Awards Ceremony on March 30 in topeka. This event honors older workers who continue to play a very important role in the Kansas workforce and economy, as well as their employers. Honorees will include older workers who are employed in both public and private sector jobs, and businesses and companies that regularly employ workers age 55 and older. U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics show more than six and a half million people age 65 and older remain in the workforce – a significant increase over previous years.

Nominations for workers 55 and older and for companies that employ older workers are due by March 2. The online forms can be found at KansasCommerce.com/OlderWorkers. Nominations are accepted for three award categories:  Outstanding Older Worker, Oldest Worker and Employer of the Older Worker Award.  the award ceremony will be from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., March 30, at the Shawnee County Public Library in  Topeka.