BANGOR, Maine — Maine has the oldest population in the nation, and Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks to partner with people older than 55 to leverage the skills and abilities these workers bring to the workplace. In recognition of these efforts, EMMC has been named one of Maine’s best employers for workers older than 50 by the State Workforce Investment Board’s Older Workers Committee.
EMMC, along with the two other award recipients, will be honored during National Employ Older Workers Week, Sept. 23-27.
“EMMC encourages and supports employees of all ages,” explains Paul Bolin, MBA, SPHR, director of Human Resources at EMMC, in a press release. “We recruit and retain employees spanning generations, and it’s an honor to be recognized for the opportunities we give this experienced group of workers.”
“I congratulate Erda, EMMC and Mathews Brothers, not only as exceptional Maine companies, but also model employers for older workers,” says Gov. Paul LePage in a press release. “Our state needs and values the contributions of all members of our workforce, no matter their age, and the Silver Collar Awards recognize this.”
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.