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PNS Daily News - December 6, 2019 


A Trump impeachment vote in the House could come before Christmas; Students rally for climate action again today; and other-abled workers fuel a vertical farm in Wyoming.

2020Talks - December 5, 2019 


Former VP Joe Biden's on his "No Malarkey" tour across Iowa, while the House Judiciary Committee had its first hearing with constitutional scholars.

Golden Jobs for New Yorkers in their Golden Years

September 25, 2007

Ithaca, NY — If you're over 50, your best working days may be ahead of you. A new survey of the 50 best employers for people over age 50 finds three of them here in the Empire State. Cornell University made the list –- and Mary Opperman, vice president of human resources, says that's no accident, because Cornell needs older workers and works hard to attract and keep them.

"This is a very large, complicated place to work; so their experience and their dedication help our students, our alumnae and the families that come here."

Keeping older workers sometimes means offering flexible work hours, but Donna Ceravalo says that's an easy trade-off for the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, because they need workers who can work late hours and they value experience and dedication.

"People come here and it's a great place to work and they say, 'I want to stay here until I'm ready to not work anymore.' That works to our advantage, because we have experience and depth in our workforce."

Mary Opperman explains that it's important to know what older workers need in order to keep them.

"And that means spending some time talking with them and listening to them and responding to their changing needs as they get older."

The awards, given by AARP will be handed out at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan on September 26 at 6:00 PM.

Michael Clifford/Eric Mack, Public News Service - NY