As our population continues to age and younger workers continue to migrate out of the province, the need for older workers to remain in or return to the workforce will increase. Newfoundland and Labrador is competing for talent nationally and globally.
Research conducted for the St. John's Board of Trade suggests that as many as 43,000 currently retired or unemployed workers in NL over the age of 55 would return to the workforce if the right opportunity was available.
The St. John's Board of Trade has launched the Experienced Workers Project to examine what the opportunities are for, and the potential barriers to, older workers who want to remain in the workforce past the traditional retirement age.
Once the opportunities and barriers are identified, an action plan will be developed. If you are an older worker who would like to grow your network now, make an appointment today with our Connector NL team. Connector NL helps individuals network and connect with career opportunities. https://connectornl.ca/
"Ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow is readily available to employers is vital to the success of our economy and our community." - Rhonda Tulk-Lane, Acting CEO
Research on Barriers and Opportunities to Workforce Participation for Older Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador is a research project led by St. John’s Board of Trade and funded by the NL Workforce Innovation Centre (NLWIC).