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Working As You Age

Image shows an older woman wearing a green apron and smiling as she stocks shelves in a supermarket with products.

With an aging population, older Ohioans already play a larger part in the state's workforce. For a variety of reasons, more older adults are choosing to remain in the workforce or return to the workforce after traditional retirement age. Though they are an increasingly valuable group for employers, many older workers find navigating today's job market challenging. At the same time, many employers are discouraged by misconceptions about older workers.

The Department of Aging teams with federal, state and local partners to raise awareness of the value of older workers and provide opportunities and resources for older Ohioans to remain in or return to the workforce.

We help older workers:

We help employers: