U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

JPTA

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TD

ISSUE DATE

March 7, 1997

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

June 30, 1997

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 20-96
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS
 
FROM : BARBARA ANN FARMER
Administrator
for Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : National Employ the Older Worker Week

 

  1. Purpose. To announce the designation of March 9 through 15 as "National Employ the Older Worker Week"; and to encourage State Employment Security Agencies (SESAs) and Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) State Liaisons to provide the leadership in activities to promote "National Employ the Older Worker Week."

  2. Background. The SESAs, JTPA State liaisons and local Service Delivery Areas, and the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) sponsors have traditionally provided state and local leadership for celebrating "National Employ the Older Worker Week." The week provides the opportunity to focus on the many positive contributions that older workers have made in the past as well as those that will be made in the future. One-Stop Career Centers may also join in recognizing the achievements of older workers.

  3. Proclamation. President Clinton has signed a Presidential Proclamation declaring March 9 through 15 to be "National Employ the Older Worker Week" thereby demonstrating the Administration's commitment to the employment of older workers. Attached is a copy of the Proclamation.

  4. Posters. The Department of Labor fully supports this effort and encourages all employment and training programs to do so as well. Under separate cover you will receive posters prepared for "National Employ the Older Worker Week." The Department encourages you to use these as you plan your activities to celebrate the week.

  5. Actions Required. Addressees are requested to:

    1. Distribute the attached Proclamation and posters when received to local offices and program sponsors;

    2. Promote efforts to educate employers on the benefits of hiring, retraining and retaining older workers;

    3. Undertake efforts to recognize the contributions made by older workers and to facilitate and promote their continued participation in the work force, perhaps through Job Fairs, Older Worker luncheons, newspaper releases, and radio and TV broadcasts emphasizing successful older workers;

    4. Coordinate with SCSEP sponsors to further foster community efforts to recognize, promote and celebrate older workers in the local communities; and

    5. Share experiences and examples of products developed that may be helpful to others in the future.

  6. Inquiries. Questions should be directed to the appropriate ETA Regional Office.

  7. Separate Cover. National "Employ the Older Worker Week" Posters

  8. Attachment. Presidential "National Employ the Older Worker Week" Proclamation

 

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