According to one recent report, members of the workforce who are 50 years old or older are more likely to get hired than their younger counterparts.
The recent survey, conducted by Braun Research and commissioned by Adecco Staff, found that 60 percent of hiring managers said they would employ a mature worker, while just 20 percent said they would bring on someone of the Millennial generation.
The survey also showed that nearly all managers surveyed, 91 percent, believed that mature workers were reliable and 88 viewed these older employees as professional.
Some believe the study reveals that companies all over the country place a high value of those with more experience.
"The rise of mature workers in today's workforce is a direct result of economic and societal factors," said Joyce Russell, President of Adecco Staffing US. "These are individuals who long ago paid their dues, and given their years of experience and work ethic,they make excellent job candidates and strong employees — and the results of this survey show how overwhelmingly appreciated and valued they are by hiring managers."
With the economy slowly recovering, some older workers have been forced to look for new lines of work after getting laid off. Learning new skills at an older age could prove challenging for some.
Content provided by executive search organization, MRINetwork.