An Analysis of Small Business Hiring of Seniors

  • Robin T. Peterson New Mexico State University
  • Andreas W. Stratemeyer New Mexico State University

Abstract

This study investigated small business hiring of senior citizens. It found that older persons make up a moderate percentage of  the small business work force. The respondents reported dependability, possession of the work ethic, respect for authority, experience, and company loyalty as advantages of seniors. The major disadvantages were physical limitations, illness, slow work, and costs of medical benefits. Most respondents plan to hire larger numbers of seniors in future periods.

Published
Jun 16, 2015
How to Cite
PETERSON, Robin T.; STRATEMEYER, Andreas W.. An Analysis of Small Business Hiring of Seniors. Journal of Small Business Strategy, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 39-46, june 2015. ISSN 2380-1751. Available at: <http://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/jsbs/article/view/379>. Date accessed: 19 sep. 2017.
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