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Rekar Munro on Canada's aging workforce
School of Business Prof. Carolin Rekar Munro was interviewed for the Goldstream News Gazette regarding the aging workforce in Canada, the potential dangers for older employees in this industry and the trickle effect that has on other resources.
Here is an excerpt:
With five years of research under her belt on the subject, Royal Roads University professor Carolin Rekar Munro said, “I call it the ‘hang-on-tight’ factor.”
While younger workers tend to be reluctant to step into labour-intensive jobs, “there are also a significant number of baby boomers staying on, simply because they can’t afford to retire.” It’s a problem Rekar Munro said requires local, national and international action, sooner rather than later.
Read the full article here.