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Published on May 18, 2012
On Tuesday May 15, 2012, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing entitled, "Missed by the Recovery: Solving the Long-term Unemployment Crisis for Older Workers."
The hearing included testimony from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the findings of a new report that looks at how the employment status of older workers has changed since the recession; older workers' financial risks from long-term unemployment and challenges in finding new jobs; and, at what additional policies might help older workers regain employment and what steps the Department of Labor has taken to help unemployed older workers.
Senator Herb Kohl, D-Wisconsin, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging speaks about Platform to Employment, a Connecticut program that has had great success in assisting older workers facing long-term unemployment find new jobs, and experts who will discuss the challenges older workers face. For more info about Platform to Employment, visit www.platformtoemployment.com