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'Hey Boomer, shut up': Ageism in the workplace is a core threat to the US economy, says Mercer CEO

'Hey Boomer, shut up': Ageism in the workplace is a core threat to the US economy, says Mercer CEO
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Ageism among US employers can prevent older workers from finding and keeping jobs, said Martine Ferland, CEO of the management consultancy Mercer.




But seasoned professionals are a valuable asset to the labor force.




Ferland said companies should be targeting older workers in their reskilling programs.




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DAVOS, Switzerland — The US labor force is aging rapidly. And many companies hesitate to hire older workers — or to keep them employed.
But in an interview with Business Insider editor-in-chief Nicholas Carlson at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Martine Ferland, CEO of the management consultancy Mercer, said ageism poses a major threat to the national economy.
"People are kind of sleeping at the wheel," she said, adding that executives across industries are just now starting to understand the business case for employing older professionals.
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