December 15, 2004
BRUNSWICK (GA) – William Pierce received the Coastal Georgia Area Older Worker of the Year award at Georgia’s Older Worker Network 16th Annual Awards Luncheon at the Classic Center in Athens recently. Honors were given to outstanding older workers age 60 and over who have made significant contributions to their workplace. Employers were also honored for hiring, training and retaining older workers.
The event was sponsored by the Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services; Department of Labor; and other organizations serving older workers.
Pierce works as a full-time manual mail-processing clerk for the United States Postal Service in Savannah. He has worked there for 54 years. He does whatever needs doing and rarely takes time off. He says he has no plans to retire.
J.C. Lewis Ford received the Coastal Georgia Area Older Worker Employer of the Year award. In the past year, the dealership has hired six workers over age 55. About 26 percent of their 40 employees are older workers.
Georgia’s Older Worker Network is an organization of professionals specializing in older worker employment and training. The network includes employers of older workers; older workers; staff of the Division of Aging Services, Department of Labor and Area Agencies on Aging; providers of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP); and national sponsors of SCSEP.
For information, contact:
Edna Jackson; 404-657-1386