Sunday, January 15, 2006

gold-collar worker

Gold-collar workers are those workers in the labor force who are over age 50. Many companies are hiring, rehiring, and retaining older workers. Some firms are hiring workers over 50 because they possess particular skills that are in short supply, they experience less turnover and fewer sick days, and they relate better to older customers. One main problem encountered by "gold-collar workers" is that most of the jobs available to them are temporary or part-time clerical positions that have low pay and benefits.
See also HIRING AGE.
"The Advent of the Gold-Collar Workers." Modern Maturity. (October-November, 1986).

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