Changing Workforce: Supporting Older Workers Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond, Hearing Before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, April 29, 2021   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the April 29, 2021 hearing on "Changing Workforce: Supporting Older Workers Amid the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] Pandemic and Beyond," held before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. From the opening statement of Robert P. Casey, Jr.: "This hearing we are having today comes at a very critical time, as Congress discusses how to get American workers back on their feet and to pull our economy out of the ditch. Over the last year, workers in every occupation and in every corner of the country have felt the effects of the devastating economic recession created by COVID-19. [...] Fortunately, we are beginning to see the light at the end of this very dark tunnel. The American Rescue Plan contained critical investments to defeat the virus and help families, including, just by way of example, an extension of expanded unemployment benefits and a $1,400 direct payment; funding to help ensure employers are keeping workers safe and healthy in the workplace; and, third, a historic investment in vaccine distribution. [...] I believe we must pass the President's American Jobs Plan to make investments in our Nation's infrastructure that are long overdue. The investments in the American Jobs Plan will create millions of middle-class jobs, raise wages and help workers develop the skills that will power economic growth for years to come. Older workers will benefit enormously from this investment. As older workers are looking to return to work safely, it is also more important than ever that Congress dismantle barriers, the barriers that have long made it more difficult for them to succeed in the workplace." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Elizabeth White, Elise Gould, Ramsey Alwin, and David Poston,

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