Older Workers to the Rescue: Rethinking Minnesota’s Aging Workforce Challenge
Team Members from Humphrey School’s Courageous Conversations Project will discuss the findings from their 18-month project on the Minnesota Workforce.
All around Minnesota, communities are redefining what it means to have a healthy economy and an engaged workforce as our state’s population grows older. The aging workforce will have a significant impact on the Minnesota economy in the coming decade.
The aging of Minnesota’s workforce is sometimes framed as an “employer issue” or a “senior issue.” The Courageous Conversations Project heard repeatedly that its impact is much broader; changing work patterns have community-wide significance across the entire state of Minnesota. Members of the Courageous Conversations project, based at the Humphrey School, spent 18 months visiting five cities around the state of Minnesota, exploring how older workers could be part of the solution to our state’s workforce challenges.
During this insightful panel discussion, you will hear from team members of this initiative as they discuss the findings of the Courageous Conversations project. This important discourse will include thoughts on how companies are or will need to adjust their views on older workers to better accommodate their needs as a way to bridge the worker gap.
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