AARP Expands Employer Team Members; Senior-Only Temp Agency Debuts in Norway

The AARP National Employer Team, which helps connect individuals aged 50 and over with job opportunities, has selected six new national staffing agencies to participate in its program.

APAC Customer Services, Inc., Client Logic, Robert Half International, Spherion, Staples, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us will join nearly 30 other companies that “are committed to an aggressive program of recruiting, hiring, and retaining mature workers,” according to a release.

According to the nonprofit membership association, the members are companies that understand the changing demographics in the workforce, have demonstrated a sincere interest in recruiting and retaining older workers, and have gone through an extensive AARP application process.

Other companies involved with the program include The Home Depot, Adecco, Borders Group, CVS Pharmacy, Principal Financial Group, MetLife, Kelly Services, Schneider National, and Johns Hopkins Health System.

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Senior-Only Temp Agency

Meanwhile, in Norway, a country already well-known for its progressive policies on work-life balance and healthcare benefits, now has the country’s first employment-services company focusing solely on placing workers over age 50 in temporary jobs.

Located in Oslo, Seniorformidling has placed about 100 temporary employees since it opened last year. Companies are increasingly contacting the “senior manpower” service as they seek experienced workers to fill temporary gaps, according to the company.

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