Registration open for Sept. 28 event that features presentations and panels of researchers and executives from major Fairfax County employers
Fairfax County, Virginia USA, Wednesday, September 19, 2012 -
Registration is open for America’s Aging Workforce: A Fairfax County EDA Symposium being organized by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). The half-day conference, which takes place Sept. 28 at Capital One headquarters in Tysons Corner, Va., covers challenges and opportunities that shifting demographics present for companies in Fairfax County and the nation.
“By 2018 almost one out of four workers will be 55 and older,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of FCEDA, referencing research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “We created this symposium to help businesses start to plan today for this older workforce of tomorrow, and we are delighted to make it open for all who are interested in this issue.”
The sessions are designed for corporate and human resources executives who are being challenged to transform their strategies, workforce management, marketing and product development to prepare for a rapidly aging population. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with distinguished speakers and insightful panelists, including:
Click here for a September 13, 2012, release about a national survey commissioned by the FCEDA to discover generational attitudes about America’s aging workforce.
About Fairfax County
Time magazine called Fairfax County, just outside Washington, D.C., “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport and a well-educated workforce.
Time magazine called Fairfax County, “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.
The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in seven important global business centers: Bangalore, Boston, Munich, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow @FairfaxEBird for FCEDA and Fairfax County business news.
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