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September 14, 2013

Employers hire older workers

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“Clients are paying us to get to the bottom line really quickly,” she said.

Mintz admits his own age, 82, fuels his support of older workers. But he echoes Capelli, saying he sees daily proof among the older individuals he has hired at Cranford, N.J.-based Tofutti: Fewer absences, fewer mistakes, a greater ability to solve problems and a willingness to put in more hours.

Though workers in highly physical warehouse jobs at his company skew younger, and older employees are not as adept in technology driven roles, Mintz says overall their experience pays off.

“They’re loaded with knowledge,” he said. “They can teach the young whippersnappers.”

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