Small Retailer Employment of Older Workers: An Assessment


Small Retailer
Hiring Practices
Older Workers

How to Cite

Small Retailer Employment of Older Workers: An Assessment. (2007). Journal of Business Strategies, 24(2), 123-140.


This paper focuses on a study which examined the employment of older workers
by small retailers in the United States. It considers the literature on the future role
of senior employees in the economy, the merits of hiring these individuals, their
needs, and steps which can be undertaken to improve their motivation and make
them more productive. Further, it sets forth the results of an empirical investigation
into the senior citizen employment practices of small retailers, advantages
and disadvantages of employing seniors, and expected future employment trends.
The manuscript concludes with a discussion of the implications of these patterns
for small retailers.


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