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AARP: Cornell University Tops 2008 List Of Best Employers For Workers Over 50

AARP invites employers to apply for the Best Employers honor by submitting an application outlining their exemplary policies and practices toward 50 and over workers.

Candidates are vetted to ensure that practices meet the needs of mature workers. Key areas of consideration include: recruiting practices, opportunities for training, education and career development; workplace accommodations; alternative work options, such as flexible scheduling, job sharing, and phased retirement; employee health and pension benefits; retiree work opportunities, and training and development.

2008 AARP Best Employers Winners

Rank Company Name City State

1 Cornell University Ithaca NY

2 Scripps Health San Diego CA

3 S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Racine WI

4 The YMCA of Greater Rochester Rochester NY

5 Lee Memorial Health System Fort Myers FL

6 Securian St. Paul MN

7 First Horizon National Corporation Memphis TN

8 Stanley Consultants Muscatine IA

9 Bon Secours Richmond Health System Richmond VA

10 Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Chicago IL

11 National Institutes of Health Bethesda MD

12 Central Florida Health Alliance Leesburg FL

13 Brevard Public Schools Viera FL

14 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge MA

15 Atlantic Health Morristown NJ

16 TriHealth, Inc. Cincinnati OH

17 Mercy Health System Janesville WI

18 Adecco Group North America Melville NY

19 Beaumont Hospitals Royal Oak MI

20 L.L.Bean, Inc. Freeport ME

21 Massachusetts General Hospital Boston MA

22 Jennings Center for Older Adults Garfield Heights OH

23 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Durham NC

24 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond VA

25 Pinnacol Assurance Denver CO

26 Saint Vincent Health System Erie PA

27 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Arlington VA

28 Centegra Health System Crystal Lake IL

29 Frankford Candy & Chocolate Co. Philadelphia PA

30 Nashoba Valley Medical Center Ayer MA

31 George Mason University Fairfax VA

32 Wells Fargo & Company San Francisco CA

33 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Newark NJ

34 Harvard University Cambridge MA

35 N. California Presbyterian Homes & Services San Francisco CA

36 Manheim Atlanta GA

37 ACUITY Sheboygan WI

38 DentaQuest Charlestown MA

39 The Aerospace Corporation El Segundo CA

40 Express Personnel Services Oklahoma City OK

41 Nevada Federal Credit Union Las Vegas NV

42 Pepco Holdings Inc. Washington DC

43 Michelin North America Greenville SC

44 Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation Huntsville AL

45 Pearson Upper Saddle River NJ

46 CTTRANSIT Hartford CT

47 Vanguard Valley Forge PA

48 Centers for New Horizons Chicago IL

49 Hanson Professional Services Inc. Springfield IL

50 FINRA Washington DC

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