Today Show: AARP’s 50 Best Employers for Baby Boomers
Baby Boomers make up about 2 million of the 11.7 million people that are unemployed in the U.S. Boomers are really a good to employee because they have less dependents and have great work ethic. Cutting your benefits budgets and getting a great employee are both great things.
AARP came up with a list of companies that are recruiting, retraining and retaining older workers. These businesses a have flexible schedules and better retirement plans. A few of the highlighted companies include: National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, West Virginia University, S&T Bank in Indiana, and Southern Company in Atlanta.
These companies offer better training, online classes, and free tuition to get ahead and become a valuable employee. West Virginia University is one of the many colleges that specifically want older workers. Universities will offer employees perks and discounts to events, making this another reason to go back to college after 55.
S&T offers flexibility and benefits for full and part-time companies. These are all qualities that Baby Boomers should look for and consider when going back into the job market or switching careers.
Today Show: Justin Rose Wins U.S. Open Golf Championship
Justin Rose is the newest U.S. Open Champion. It’s his first major championship win and first time in about 40 years that a Brit has one. He said that the crowd was rightly rooting for Phil Mickelson, who has come in second several times. Rose said had been shown great sportsmanship from his fellow golfer and feels that Mickelson is a legend, but this win felt too amazing to not celebrate. After Rose clinched the win on Sunday, he gave a kiss to the sky and hugged his wife. Being Father’s Day and having lost his father a few years ago, it was a special win.