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The Challenges of Workforce Aging

SIOP Hosts Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill

By Stephany Below, Communications Manager, and Blair Ford, Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC

With older adults representing a growing proportion of the workforce and experiencing more negative reemployment outcomes following job loss, U.S. congressional and federal agency policymakers must grapple with how to incentivize workers to remain active in the workforce longer, continue working following retirement, and overcome barriers to reemployment. 

On May 12, SIOP hosted a congressional briefing, “The Challenges of Workforce Aging,” in Washington, D.C. to promote the Society as a resource for federal agencies, congressional policymakers, and related stakeholders on workforce aging matters. 

The hearing was well attended by members of the social science community. Additionally, there were representatives from the Senate Special Committee on Aging, the House Committee on Education and Workforce, and Senator Mark Kirk’s (R-IL) office. ...Read more


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