January 13, 1989 |
Employers increasingly need to tap the growing pool of older workers to avoid major labor shortages, but such efforts are stymied because the elderly face many disincentives to work beyond retirement age, say two government studies released Thursday. The need to retain, and in some cases retrain, older workers is particularly acute for highly skilled jobs, the reports said.
March 10, 1988
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has responded to a subpoena by the Senate Aging Committee for files pertaining to age discrimination complaints. The EEOC furnished 11 boxes of documents and has until March 21 to provide additional information on employment complaints on which the statute of limitations expired without any EEOC action. The Times previously reported that the EEOC mistakenly ignored 900 cases for more than two years, the deadline for filing lawsuits.
September 19, 1987 |
Jack Carlson, the new executive director of the American Assn. of Retired Persons, said Friday that Congress should abolish the rule that reduces Social Security benefits for those who continue working until age 70. The earnings penalty is "dumb" and discourages older workers, said Carlson, who will become the chief operating officer of the 26-million-member organization next month. Elimination of the penalty would expand retirement benefits by $5 billion a year.
August 28, 1987 |
Only one concession is made because of the age of John Bogosian, according to Bob Talbot, operations manager of the Ralphs Supermarket at Woodman Avenue and Sherman Way in Van Nuys. "Every wrapper is assigned an hour to get the carts from the parking lot," the operations manager said. "During these hot summer months, we allow John to be exempt from this." Other than that, the 82-year-old Bogosian takes his place at the end of a counter from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
August 28, 1987 |
One of the more memorable television commercials of the year, titled "The New Kid," chronicles the experiences of an old-timer during his first day on the job at a McDonald's restaurant. He ends the day telling his wife: "I don't know how they ever got along without me." More "Now Hiring" signs are in evidence at some businesses, and more near- and past-retirement-age men and women are responding.