Journal of Gerontological Nursing

NEWS UPDATE 

SENIOR EMPLOYMENT AGENCY FORMED

Abstract

Medford, NJ - "Whatever made you decide to open a placement service geared to the experienced mature worker 50 and over?" is a question Phyllis Worne, of Worn e & Associates, Inc., is frequently asked.

Worne & Associates Inc., is a full service Employment Agency for the Senior (over (50) that places the older worker back in the job market. "The men and women who come to our offices have not only lost their positions but their self-esteem as well. Let's face it, after you have held a responsible position in the job market for many years it's difficult to face family and friends and life itself without that job. We must, therefore, be experience-oriented instead of youth-oriented," said Worne.

Worne felt compelled to open the agency after attending a meeting to discuss a program to place the older worker back in the job market. "I listened to the employers on one side of the table say "I could use the older worker in my company, but I never know where to find them," said Worne. "On the other hand the mature worker was saying "when I come into your office I am always told I am too old or over-qualified."

"Hearing this and feeling the empathy for these people with all their expertise," said Worne, "I decided that a catalyst was needed not only here in our state of New Jersey, but around the country as well. It seems to me that the hype about youth orientation is overdone."…

Medford, NJ - "Whatever made you decide to open a placement service geared to the experienced mature worker 50 and over?" is a question Phyllis Worne, of Worn e & Associates, Inc., is frequently asked.

Worne & Associates Inc., is a full service Employment Agency for the Senior (over (50) that places the older worker back in the job market. "The men and women who come to our offices have not only lost their positions but their self-esteem as well. Let's face it, after you have held a responsible position in the job market for many years it's difficult to face family and friends and life itself without that job. We must, therefore, be experience-oriented instead of youth-oriented," said Worne.

Worne felt compelled to open the agency after attending a meeting to discuss a program to place the older worker back in the job market. "I listened to the employers on one side of the table say "I could use the older worker in my company, but I never know where to find them," said Worne. "On the other hand the mature worker was saying "when I come into your office I am always told I am too old or over-qualified."

"Hearing this and feeling the empathy for these people with all their expertise," said Worne, "I decided that a catalyst was needed not only here in our state of New Jersey, but around the country as well. It seems to me that the hype about youth orientation is overdone."

10.3928/0098-9134-19840601-16

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