Accepting Applications for the Age Smart Employer Awards 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

This award, in its second year, recognizes New York City businesses and non- profit organizations who have policies and practices that help to hire, retain, and engage four generations of workers. Examples of such practices include providing: flexibility in work hours and settings; training opportunities for workers of all ages; opportunities for older workers to transfer their skills and knowledge; or modification of work processes and assignments.

Last year, one of the Age Smart Employer Award winners – Settepani Restaurant and Bakery – was invited to the White House!

You will find the application at www.agesmartemployer.com. Also on that site are great resources -- examples of New York City employers who solve some of their biggest staffing challenges with older workers – and tips for you from those employers. (Look for the Industry Guides for manufacturing/skilled trades, restaurants/food services, family-run businesses, and non-profits). There are separate applications for large and small businesses – you will find yours easily at www.agesmartemployer.com.

Applications are due by May 10, 2015. Should you have questions or need assistance, you can email us at agesmartemployer@gmail.com or call 212- 419-3560. This prestigious Award is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; it a project of the Columbia Aging Center and The New York Academy of Medicine.