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Pearson

Winner: 2008 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50

Benefits/Alternative Work Arrangements: Pearson offers alternative work arrangements, such as flextime, job-sharing, and telecommuting, to its full- and part-time employees. Compressed work schedules are an additional option for full-time employees. Full-time employees are eligible to move to part-time work on a permanent or temporary basis.

Opportunities for Retirees: The company currently has 3,500 retirees and an employee directly responsible for retiree relations. Pearson stays connected with its retirees by inviting them to events and celebrations and by formally acknowledging employees on their retirement. It offers retirees temporary work assignments, consulting and contract work, telecommuting, and full- and part-time work.

Age of Workforce: Thirty-two percent of the company’s employees are age 50+. The average tenure of employees age 50+ is 11 years.

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