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Although millennials (those aged 18-34) make up almost half of the U.S. workforce, most manufacturers are still very reliant on baby boomers. Research shows that 27 percent of manufacturing workers are over the age of 55.
Factories to baby boomers: Please keep working!
Although millennials make up almost half of the U.S. workforce, most manufacturers are still very reliant on baby boomers. And keeping those baby boomers productive is becoming a big priority nowadays for manufacturers of all sizes and who can blame them? Boomers have experience and knowledge. They tend to be loyal. Best of all, many want to work.
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The over-65 set is expected to be the fastest-growing demographic in the workplace by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
More Americans working beyond traditional retirement age
Top Chef star and Chicago restaurateur Stephanie Izard learned the nitty-gritty of food service by working the lunch shift for a summer at an Olive Garden. There she learned the importance of consistency — and therefore, reliability — for customers.
Can a job at Olive Garden help make you a great chef? Ask Stephanie Izard
In most of the world, buying goods with a credit card equipped with a chip is a mindless, routine task. Americans, having arrived late to chips after decades of swiping magnetic stripe cards, are having a much harder time with it.
There's a plan to make chip credit cards less annoying
DanielWhite/dwhite@dailyherald.comAmy Hackney, owner of Small Cakes in Orland Park, attended the BizLedger Hospitality Expo at the Tinley Park Convention Center.
Business Ledger Expo provides a taste of Southwest suburban hospitality
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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