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At Risk Of Aging Out: The Oldest Fortune 500 Companies And Industries

A recent report by RetirementJobs.com ranked Fortune 500 employers by the percentage of workers they have over age 50. RetirementJobs.com gathered data from public records and surveys of employers and employees, to illustrate for job seekers which industries tend to employ a disproportionately high or low percentage of mature workers.

A recent report by RetirementJobs.com ranked Fortune 500 employers by the percentage of workers they have over age 50. RetirementJobs.com gathered data from public records and surveys of employers and employees, to illustrate for job seekers which industries tend to employ a disproportionately high or low percentage of mature workers.

The results show that the airline industry employs the most workers over age 50, and that American Airlines was first in the nation, with nearly 40% of its workforce over age 50.  Toward the other end of the scale is Google with just 12% of workers over 50.

The top Fortune 500 industries for the number of workers over 50 are:

  1. Airlines
  2. Utilities
  3. Insurance
  4. Retail
  5. Chemicals
  6. Aerospace & Defense
  7. Packaging & Containers
  8. Forest & Paper Products
  9. Food Production
  10. Beverages

The Top 10 Fortune 500 Employers With Older Workers

  1. American Airlines 39%
  2. Eastman Kodak  38%
  3. TravelCenters of America 38%
  4. Delta Air Lines 37%
  5. United Air Lines 37%
  6. Weyerhaeuser 36%
  7. Edison International  36%
  8. Northeast Utilities 36%
  9. United Services Automobile Assn. 35%
  10. KeyCorp 35%

The Bottom 10 Fortune 500 Employers For Older Worker

  1. Consol Energy 14%
  2. Nordstrom 14%
  3. Chesapeake Energy 14%
  4. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold 14%
  5. Electronic Arts 13%
  6. Google, Inc. 12%
  7. C.H. Robinson Worldwide 12%
  8. Goldman Sachs Group 11%
  9. Auto-Owners Insurance 9%
  10. AECOM Technology 6%
Sarah Sladek

Concerned about declining engagement in our nation’s membership associations, non-profits, and workplaces, Sarah Sladek founded XYZ University, the nation’s first and only generations-focused training and engagement strategy company, in 2002.

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