73°F
Sponsored by

Senior Citizens Filling Jobs Primarily Held by Teens

The senior workforce is the highest it's been since 1965.<br><br>
A national trend shows that senior citizens are taking jobs primarily filled by teens. These include part-time jobs at fast food restaurants and retail stores.

The senior workforce is the highest it's been since 1965.

Ray Dunaway manages the Chick-fil-A on Rangeline Road.  He says he's seen a higher number of senior applicants in the past six months.

Some say this new trend can be attributed to employers preferring seniors' work over teens.

"A lot of times it comes down to work ethics and work skills as far as very basic stuff," Bubba Evansco of the Workforce Investment Board says.  "Showing up on time [and] being there the days you're committed to be there."
Page: [[$index + 1]]
comments powered by Disqus