Governor's Council on Aging Governor's Council on Aging


Welcome Arizona Employers & Mature Workers!


Americans are changing the way they think about age and work.  Today, people are working longer for many reasons, which include the economy, changing concepts of retirement, and new ways to be part of the workforce. 

To keep valuable, skilled workers and their talents, employers can implement a variety of workplace practices, many of which benefit all workers and make good business sense. 

Our website provides information on the topic of mature workers, for job seekers, employers and the professionals who help connect those employers and job seekers. You can get started on the sidebar to the left.


The United States of Aging Survey, June 2014
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                                   Statistic of the Week

Half of Older Adults Expect to Be Working Full Time at Age 62; One Quarter at Age 66

When respondents aged 50-61 were asked to estimate the probability of working full-time at ages 62 and 65, "on average, 48% expect to work full-time at age 62 and 28% at age 65.9," according to a 2014 analysis of Health and Retirement Study data.


Khan, M. R., Rutledge, M. S., & Wu, A. Y. (2014). Do longevity expectations influence retirement plans? (Issue in Brief No. 14-6). Chestnut Hill, MA: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved from



Experience is Our Business... Based on the prediction that the mature worker population will continue to grow, AZ developed the Mature Workforce Initiative (MWI) to create visibility, awareness, and appreciation of the mature worker (workers age 50+).  

The most important aspect of the MWI is…involvement!  Get active.  Play a role in your future and the future of other Arizonans.  Just click on one of the following links to learn more about the certification and the Mature Workforce blogs. 


MWI Blog at

Website SURVEY

For any questions please contact:
Governor's Office on Aging
1700 W. Washington St.,  Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
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