The Long Gray Line: Older Workers and the Correctional Workforce

Source: Joyca Fogg, Charles J. Kehoe, and Timothy O. Kestner, Corrections Today, Vol. 69 no. 1, February 2007

If projections come true, more workers will reach retirement age with fewer younger workers to take their place. One option will be to see older workers as a resource. Many in this age group want to continue to work, but would like less stress, flexible hours, the feeling of making a difference and enjoyment from performing the work. Boredom, nothing to look forward to and no feeling of self-worth drive many boomers back into the workplace.

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