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POSTED: April 21, 2007 5:02 a.m.
Experience Works, the nation’s largest training and employment organization for mature workers, is searching for Georgia’s outstanding older worker.
Experience Works Prime Time Awards program is part of Experience Works’ national effort to raise awareness of the contributions made by older individuals. This year’s search is being sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.
Nominees or applicants must be 65 years of age or older, a resident of Georgia, currently employed, and working at least 20 hours each week for pay.
Family, friends or colleagues can make a nomination, or older workers can self nominate.
Georgia’s outstanding older worker in 2006 was 69-year-old June Saint, admissions coordinator for Columbus Hospice in Pine Mountains. It took 48 years for Saint to become a registered nurse.
The search for America’s Oldest Worker for 2007 is also under way, as is the search for outstanding employers of older workers. Last year, 104-year-old Waldo McBurney, beekeeper and author from Quinter, Kan., was named America’s Oldest Worker.
An online nomination form or a printed nomination form can be accessed at www.experienceworks.org. The deadline for nominations is May 1.
 

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