Pat Quinn, Governor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jan Costello
September 4, 2001
Their Employers Lauded
SPRINGFIELD, IL Illinois Department on Aging Director Margo E. Schreiber will host an awards luncheon Wednesday, September 19, 2001 in honor of the state’s outstanding older workers and their employers. The noon luncheon, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, is an annual event held in conjunction with National Employ the Older Worker Week, September 23-29, 2001.
"These individuals define what it is to be an extraordinary employee," said Schreiber. "They each have a sense of giving that transcends any job duty. They amaze their supervisors, co-workers and the people they serve."
The theme of this year’s celebration is, "Harvesting Experience."
Awards will be presented to older workers who are employed in both public and private sector jobs. Included are those funded through Title V of the Older Americans Act, which serves as a bridge for low income seniors who are able and want to enter or re-enter the job market. Awards will also be given to businesses and companies that make it a practice to employ workers age 55 and older.
The 2001 winners are:
Employees of the Year:
Title V Employees of the Year:
Employers of the Year:
"We’re very proud to honor employers who put trust in older workers and demonstrating that older workers are not only up to the job, but often become the most valuable asset in the workplace."
For more information, call the Illinois Department on Aging's Senior HelpLine at 1-800-252-8966 (Voice and TTY).
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