Phyllis Cummins on older workers

Phyllis Cummins (Scripps Gerontology Center) is quoted in a story about local employers struggle to find workers.

U.S. economy adds 313K jobs, local employers struggle to find workers

Phyllis CumminsDAYTON DAILY NEWS - Kaitlin Schroeder - DAYTON, Ohio


Phyllis A. Cummins, senior research scholar at the Scripps Gerontology Center, said as employers have trouble finding workers, they are becoming more amenable to hiring older workers.

She said older adults can have more trouble finding work because of things like perceived shortcomings in technology skills and those who lost their jobs in manufacturing in the recession then struggled to find jobs that could replace the wages they were making.