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US/ Older workers underutilized or not ? It depends

In the U.S. non-federal sector, older workers are more likely than younger counterparts to report being able to put their best skills to use, a survey says.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index involving 115,000 U.S. adults — including 8,000 who identified themselves as federal workers — was conducted Jan. 2-Dec. 30, 2012.

About 85 percent of full-time federal government workers age 18-29 said they get to use their strengths at work every day to do what they do best — versus 77 percent of federal workers age 65 and older.

For other U.S. workers, 82 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds said they use their strengths in their work compared with 86 percent of those age 65 and older, the survey said.

 

Chosen excerpts by Job Market MonitorCapture d’écran 2013-05-26 à 11.24.08via Gallup: Older U.S. public sector workers underutilized – UPI.com.

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