Ridge Administration Seeks Nominations for Champions of Older Workers

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Aging

    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- On
 behalf of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, Secretary of Aging Richard Browdie and
 Labor and Industry Secretary Johnny J. Butler today announced that their
 respective departments are accepting nominations for the 17th annual Hall of
 Fame of Champions of Older Workers.
     "The Ridge Administration is well aware of the valuable resource older
 workers provide -- their reliability, courteous behavior and dedication to
 hard work," Secretary Browdie said.  "Through the Champions of Older Workers
 program, we are able to recognize and salute the tremendous work and
 commitment of Pennsylvania employers in hiring older workers."
     Nominees are employers who have made a special effort to hire and
 accommodate workers 55 years of age or older during 2001.
     "Our goal is to help employers realize that hiring older workers is a
 smart investment," Secretary Butler said.  "As employers move their businesses
 into the global marketplace, older workers bring experience and stability that
 make them assets."
     Employers who have actively recruited older workers; developed
 opportunities and training; provided flexible schedules; promoted older
 workers from within; or generally made accommodations for a mature workforce
 are being sought statewide.  Employers may represent large or small
 businesses, as well as public agencies.
     Each nominee will receive a certificate of appreciation and recognition
 during National Employ the Older Worker Week, Sept. 23-29.  These employers
 also are entered into a statewide competition where a Grand Champion of Older
 Workers is selected and honored at the Harrisburg Marriott on Nov. 16.
     The Hall of Fame of Champions of Older Workers was established to
 identify, promote and honor Pennsylvania employers who have made noteworthy
 efforts to hire older workers and to increase employment opportunities for
 those 55 and older.
     All nominations must be received on or before July 6.  Nomination forms
 can be obtained by contacting a local Area Agency on Aging or by visiting the
 PA PowerPort at www.state.pa.us; the Department of Aging at
 www.aging.state.pa.us; or the Department of Labor and Industry at
 www.dli.state.pa.us.
 
     CONTACT:  Larissa B. Johnson of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging,
 717-783-1549; or Troy Thompson of the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry,
 717-787-7530.
 
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Aging
    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- On
 behalf of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, Secretary of Aging Richard Browdie and
 Labor and Industry Secretary Johnny J. Butler today announced that their
 respective departments are accepting nominations for the 17th annual Hall of
 Fame of Champions of Older Workers.
     "The Ridge Administration is well aware of the valuable resource older
 workers provide -- their reliability, courteous behavior and dedication to
 hard work," Secretary Browdie said.  "Through the Champions of Older Workers
 program, we are able to recognize and salute the tremendous work and
 commitment of Pennsylvania employers in hiring older workers."
     Nominees are employers who have made a special effort to hire and
 accommodate workers 55 years of age or older during 2001.
     "Our goal is to help employers realize that hiring older workers is a
 smart investment," Secretary Butler said.  "As employers move their businesses
 into the global marketplace, older workers bring experience and stability that
 make them assets."
     Employers who have actively recruited older workers; developed
 opportunities and training; provided flexible schedules; promoted older
 workers from within; or generally made accommodations for a mature workforce
 are being sought statewide.  Employers may represent large or small
 businesses, as well as public agencies.
     Each nominee will receive a certificate of appreciation and recognition
 during National Employ the Older Worker Week, Sept. 23-29.  These employers
 also are entered into a statewide competition where a Grand Champion of Older
 Workers is selected and honored at the Harrisburg Marriott on Nov. 16.
     The Hall of Fame of Champions of Older Workers was established to
 identify, promote and honor Pennsylvania employers who have made noteworthy
 efforts to hire older workers and to increase employment opportunities for
 those 55 and older.
     All nominations must be received on or before July 6.  Nomination forms
 can be obtained by contacting a local Area Agency on Aging or by visiting the
 PA PowerPort at www.state.pa.us; the Department of Aging at
 www.aging.state.pa.us; or the Department of Labor and Industry at
 www.dli.state.pa.us.
 
     CONTACT:  Larissa B. Johnson of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging,
 717-783-1549; or Troy Thompson of the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry,
 717-787-7530.
 
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