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Care & Comfort recognized as a senior-friendly employer

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AUGUSTA – The State Workforce Board’s Older Worker Committee has announced 2017’s best employers for workers over the age of 50 in Maine. The awardees are Care & Comfort — which has a location in Dover-Foxcroft, Community Health Options, Moody’s Co-worker Owned, Inc. and Associates for Training and Development.

“I congratulate this year’s winners for recognizing the value that different employees bring to our workforce,” said Gov. Paul R. LePage, R-Maine. “Our state needs and values the contributions of all members of our workforce, no matter their age, and the Silver Collar Awards recognize businesses who put these values into action.”

The Silver Collar Employer Award honors employers whose policies and practices match the needs of mature employees, capturing their skills and experience, strong work ethic, flexibility and enthusiasm.

Care & Comfort has been providing professional home health and mental health services to Maine residents since 1991. Community Health Options is a non-profit, Member-led health insurance plan providing comprehensive health insurance benefits to individuals, families and businesses. Moody’s Co-worker Owned, Inc., is a technically-advanced company using computer software and tools that are cutting edge for the automotive industry. Associates for Training and Development provides training and employment services to workers age 55 and up.

Maine is the oldest state in the nation, with a median age of 44.5 years. Today, workers age 55 and over comprise one quarter of the labor force. That share is expected to rise over the next decade as the large baby boom generation advances in age.

The State Workforce Board is responsible for assisting Gov. LePage in improving the state’s business climate by designing and implementing strategies that help Mainers enter the workforce as well as advance by increasing their skills. For more information visit www.maine.gov/swb.

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