What: America’s Aging Workforce: A Fairfax County EDA Symposium is being organized by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). The half-day conference covers challenges and opportunities that shifting demographics present for companies in Fairfax County and the nation.
The event is open to the public and is designed for corporate and human resources executives who want to gain a new, competitive advantage that will sustain them for years to come.
Who: Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with distinguished speakers and intriguing panelists, including:
- John Berry, director, United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the federal government’s “Chief People Person,” who will deliver a keynote address on managing workforce transformation.
- John W. Martin, president and CEO of the Southeastern Institute of Research, Inc. (SIR), co-founder and CEO of the Boomer Project and author of “Boomer Consumer,” who will present some of his latest findings and insights on the aging workforce
- Danny Felty, M.D., healthy-aging expert at HCA Virginia Hospital System
- Executives from Fairfax County companies Capital One, Volkswagen Group of America and Balfour Beatty
When: Friday, Sept. 28, 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For a complete conference agenda, please visit: www.americasagingworkforce.com
Where: Capital One headquarters, 1680 Capital One Drive, Tysons Corner, Va. 22102
Why: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2018 almost one out of four workers will be 55 and older, up from just under one in five several years ago. This creates opportunities for organizations and companies that start to plan for this older workforce today. The symposium will address the critical needs of businesses and organizations that are being challenged to transform their strategies, workforce management, marketing and product development to prepare for a rapidly aging population.