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Continued: As boomers exit work force, who will take over?

  • Article by: NEAL ST. ANTHONY , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 23, 2013 - 11:06 AM

GradStaff, which has up to 300 trainees on the job at any one time, makes its money on the difference between its billing rate and a lower trainee rate that it pays until the trainee is hired at a beginning wage that averages around $16 an hour.

Although this is a challenge, we boomers can teach some of these young folks to type with 10 fingers and refrain from self-idolization on Facebook. And they’ve already taught us old boomers a few tricks. Generational and cultural mixing in the workplace refreshes our economy.

This is a challenge. But I’ll take a job-growing economy over the millions of idled workers we experienced during the Great Recession of job-poor 2008-09.

 

nstanthony@startribune.com • 612-673-7144

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