Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Top 50 Employers for Workers Over Age 50 (2009)

Here are the top 50 employers for workers over the age of 50 (2009 edition)...
2009 Winners

1. Cornell University
2. First Horizon National Corporation
3. National Institutes of Health
4. The YMCA of Greater Rochester
5. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
6. S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8. Stanley Consultants
9. Brevard Public Schools
10. George Mason University
11. City of Glendale, Arizona
12. Securian Financial Group
13. Dept of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Admin.
14. Nevada Federal Credit Union
15. Pinnacol Assurance
16. Oklahoma City University
17. Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation
18. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
19. DentaQuest
20. Adecco Group North America
21. Manheim
22. Commonwealth of Massachusetts--Executive
23. Lee County Electric Cooperative
24. Virginia Commonwealth University
25. GlaxoSmithKline
26. The Aerospace Corporation
28. Harvard University
29. Pepco Holdings, Inc.
30. F.E.G.S. Health and Human Services System
31. San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind
32. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
33. University of Pittsburgh
34. Solix Inc.
35. Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC
36. S&T Bank
37. Michelin North America
38. Pearson
39. Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
40. FCCI Insurance Group
41. Hanson Professional Services Inc.
42. Union Bank
43. MEI Technologies, Inc.
44. Intel Corporation
46. Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Inc.
47. GA Department of Human Resources
48. Express Employment Professionals
49. Prestige Services, Inc.
50. University of St. Thomas

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Baby Boomers Consumer Shift Is "The New Fru"

The new frugality -- "The New Fru," as it is called...is sweeping the country, and Baby Boomer behavior is central to the massive shift in consumer behavior. As a recent article in Newsday, which covered the National Retail Convention in Manhattan last week, quotes Matt Thornhill of BoomerProject.com: "For the last 40 years, boomers were the economic engine of retail, and they have quite naturally reached the stage of life, their 50s and beyond, where they are less interested in buying stuff and more interested in having enriching life experiences. They are just now in that stage, and it happens to coincide with a pretty significant and long-lasting recession. Delivering a message consistent with the Boomer Project's was Carl Steidtmann, chief economist for Deloitte Research's consumer business: "After every recession, you see a return to simplicity. It usually doesn't last longer than the recession, but this time it will." And then there was Lee Scott, CEO of Wal-Mart: In Wal-Mart's customer surveys shoppers said they had given up eating out, going to the movies and shopping, and "they talked about how good they felt about doing it." Consumer behavior was once dictated by the impact caused by the Baby Boom beginning in 1946 and is now being affected again directly due to the influence of Baby Boomers.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

4 Million U.S. Baby BOOMers Turn 50 in 2008

Another boomer turns 50 every 8.5 seconds.
WOW! Is that possible?
The year 1957 was the "peak" year for the number of births in the U.S. Now using data from 50 years ago - 1958 - when 4,255,000 boomers were born:Let's suppose that some of them have not made it this far, so let's round it down to 4,000,000. (That's just an estimate). So, a bit more than 4,000,000 will turn 50 in 2008. Here is the breakdown of people turning 50 in 2008:
per year:
per day (4.0 mil / 365):
per hour (10.6 k / 24):
per minute (456 / 60):

Defining What A Baby BOOMer Is

Generally speaking, baby boomers are defined as being those folks born between 1946 and 1964, inclusive...Boomers are between the ages of 44 and 62 years old in 2008. Approximately 75 million boomers live in the U.S. and currently represent about 29% of the U.S. population; in Canada, they are known as "Boomies" (6 million); in Britain, they are known as "The Bulge." The term is used to define the "boom" in births after WWII. A Boomer Stats page identifies the number of U.S. births during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The 1960s is the decade that defined the boomers. The music, events, and the social changes made a permanent impression on us. Those of us born during the "peak" boomer years, '52-'57, were in our formative years during the sixties. There were so many changes in the sixties that how old you were during the decade greatly affected how you turned out. 1961 was a whole lot different from 1969!

Those born at the early end of the spectrum were in our early 20s by 1970. The deaths of President Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, and Dr. Martin Luther King; the Vietnam war and related protests; and the Watergate scandal... all made deep impressions on us.

At the other end, those born after 1959 have no direct recollection of the assassination of President Kennedy; they were not yet listening to rock music by the time the Beatles broke up. They were much more likely to use illegal drugs.... often to a great and disturbing excess. And they were never subjected to the military draft. So any attempt to lump us all together probably won't work. There is much that ties us together, but also much that separates us.

Many of us are committed to marriage and are still happily married to our high school sweethearts. And many of us have been married and divorced... more than once. We are the generation that pushed the divorce rate up to 50%... and made it seem "normal" and thus acceptable.

Many of us went to work for a company, worked our way up the ladder, and are now enjoying the fruits of our labors. We will retire in a few years, and live a life of leisure, or embark on a second career. But many of us are entrepreneurs, and have never worked for a big company. Many of us plan never to retire.