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NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka said it was understandable that older workers are becoming more in demand for New Jersey employers on a NJ101.5 News report this week.

Siekerka said that because of the continuing workforce challenges in the state “our companies would absolutely welcome back any mature workers.”

Siekerka said experience and work ethic are always plusses for employers and that younger workers  sometimes have a different approach to careers.

“We see the baby boomers and the Gen Xers, they were just brought up a certain way in a certain environment with a certain culture, and frankly they didn’t think at the time that they could challenge it,” she said.

“The times they have a-changed and the workforce has changed with it,” Siekerka added. “What we see today is a generation of workers who are a little bit more protective of their personal time.”

To see the full report, click here.