Posts Tagged Retirement

It’s been said that “in youth we learn; in age we understand.” Those words may be prophetic when it comes to understanding the seismic impact an aging U.S. workforce could have on our way of life. There’s cause for concern—and a real need for action.

As the first Baby Boomers move into their sixties, a much smaller generation of lesser-skilled employees have begun entering our workforce. If we don’t accommodate the former, and better prepare the latter, the consequences could be severe and long term.

News Updates
November 16, 2010

Mike Aitken discusses future issues for the U.S. workforce. 

September 8, 2010

Here’s one natural disaster the nation’s utility executives can see coming: a tsunami of retirees that could swamp the economy. The electric power industry estimates 30 percent to 40 percent of its 400,000 workers will be eligible to retire by 2013. From executives to plant managers, and from engineers to skilled craft workers— who literally keep the lights on—the retirement deluge threatens to create a chasm between supply and demand for workers.

News Updates
June 1, 2010