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Brevard Public Schools Selected by AARP as Best Employer for Workers over 50 for the Third Straight Year

For the third straight year, Brevard Public Schools has been named by AARP as one of the Best Employers for Workers Over 50, and is the only school district in the nation to be recognized. The national award was established by AARP to honor employers showing a commitment to an aging workforce. For 2007, BPS ranked 14th among the top 50 employers identified by AARP.

Key areas of consideration include the following: recruiting practices, opportunities for training, education and career development; workplace accommodations, alternative work options such as flexible scheduling, job sharing, and phased retirement, employee health and pension benefits, retiree benefits, and age diversity of the workforce. Of the 9,400 employees working for Brevard Public Schools, 41 percent are 50 or older.

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