Nomination Deadline Approaching for 2018 Silver Collar Employers Awards Bookmark and Share

August 14, 2018


Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

AUGUSTA - In recognition of the increasing role that older workers play in today's workforce, the Maine State Workforce Board's Older Worker Committee has designated the Silver Collar Employers Award to honor Maine employers whose policies and practices match the needs of mature employees; valuing their skills and experience, strong work ethic, flexibility, and enthusiasm. Nomination deadline for this year's awards is this Friday, August 17. For more information and to download the application, visit .

A panel of private sector, non-profit, and government employment experts will consider a business's flexible work options, training and development opportunities, Compensation and Benefits, and age-neutral policies and practices. Silver Collar Award winners are honored during National Employ Older Workers Week in September.

Recipients of the State Workforce Board's Silver Collar Award will be recognized to future employees, the public and the business community. Successful applicants will be showcased in press releases to local newspapers and industry journals.

Questions can be directed to the State Workforce Board at or call 207-621-5091, TTY Maine Relay 711.

The State Workforce Board (SWB) is responsible for assisting Governor LePage in improving the state's business climate by designing and implementing strategies that help Mainers enter the workforce as well as advance by increasing their skills. For more information about the SWB or workforce development, visit

Maine Department of Labor is an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.