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

Workers Age 65+ Have the Lowest Rate of Occupational Illness or Injury

In 2012, workers age 65 and older had the lowest incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days off from work "at 89 cases per 10,000 full-time workers....Workers ages 45 to 54 had the highest incidence rate, 121.7 cases per 10,000 full-time workers," according to a 2013 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Bureau or Labor Statistics. (2013). Older workers less likely to have severe work injuries, but they miss more work days to recover. TED: The Editor's desk. Retrieved January 10, 2014, 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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