Older workers honored

The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Older Worker Task Force hosted the 16th annual Older Worker Awards ceremony on April 9, 2013 at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Older Worker Task Force hosted the 16th annual Older Worker Awards ceremony on April 9, 2013 at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

Older workers were honored at a ceremony April 9, 2013, the Kansas Department of Commerce and the Older Worker Task Force hosted the 16th annual older worker awards ceremony yesterday morning in Marvin Auditorium at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

The event honored older workers who continue to play an important role in the Kansas workforce and economy, as well as their employers. Honorees were selected from an applicant pool that included workers age 55 and older, who are employed in both public and private sector jobs and businesses and companies that regularly employ workers age 55 and older.

“Honoring the contributions of older workers to out state’s employers and economy is important,” Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George said. “Older workers who remain in the labor force possess talents and experience that help Kansas businesses grow our economy. It’s also important to honor employers that recognize the value of older workers by creating supportive and welcoming environments for them.”

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