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Harness their wealth of industry knowledge and soft skills to solve your workforce challenges.

Not only have experienced workers honed their skills, they are eager to keep working. As part of your multigenerational workforce, older workers serve as mentors and create stability through higher rates of retention and staying calm in the midst of change. The AARP Employer Pledge Program helps you connect with experienced workers and showcase your commitment to diversity.

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Why experienced workers are valuable employees:

They are motivated.

81%

of workers age 55+ are motivated compared to 77% of workers 25-54. 1

They are engaged.

65%

of employees age 55+ are engaged compared to 58-60% under age 55. 1

They are reliable.

41%

of workers age 55+ have spent two decades with the same company. 2

More than 500 employers have signed the AARP Employer Pledge to show their commitment to hiring across the age span. See the benefits and a complete list of Pledge Signers.


1Aon Hewitt. A Business Case for Workers Age 50+: A Look at the Value of Experience. Washington, DC: AARP Research, April 2015.
2Associated Press–NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 2016