There’s still time to nominate an older adult for the 26th annual Outstanding Older Workers of the Year contest, but the July 6 deadline is quickly approaching.

There’s still time to nominate an older adult for the 26th annual Outstanding Older Workers of the Year contest, but the July 6 deadline is quickly approaching.
Nominations should be submitted by employers for outstanding older workers who are age 60 or older, state residents working at a Missouri job site for at least 20 hours each week and have demonstrated success in learning new skills and participating in job training.
Nominees may not be self-employed.
Regional winners will be selected from across the state and honored in September during a two-day award ceremony in Jefferson City.
“Older workers bring great value to the state’s workforce,” says Diane Chambers, Missouri state director for Experience Works, a national nonprofit organization operating the senior community service employment program in 104 Missouri counties and one of this year’s organizers. “We encourage employers to take advantage of this opportunity to recognize older employees for outstanding efforts.”
The contest is sponsored by the Missouri Senior Employment Coordinating Committee, including Experience Works; Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph; MERS/Missouri Goodwill Industries; Missouri Department of Economic Development/Division of Workforce Development; and the Department of Health and Senior Services/Division of Senior and Disability Services.
To request a nomination form, visit: http://health.mo.gov/seniors/senioremployment/pdf/ownomform.pdf or call 877-872-4740.