AARP Places Avis Budget Group on List of Best Employers for Workers over 50

Avis Budget Group, Inc. was recently recognized by AARP as one of the "best workplaces" for people over 50, for its commitment to recruiting, hiring and retaining older workers. The company shares the 2009 Best Employers for Workers Over 50 spotlight with other honorees including: Cornell University, S.C. Johnson & Son, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Michelin North America and Intel Corporation.

“Avis Budget Group has demonstrated exemplary practices with regard to recruitment, retention and promotion of older workers, in addition to creating and fostering a workplace that is supportive of the contributions older workers offer to the business community,” said AARP Chief Executive Officer Addison Barry Rand. “We commend Avis Budget Group for creating an age-diverse workplace and proudly add them to the list of this year’s honorees.”

Avis Budget Group has long been an attractive choice for workers over 50. Currently, nearly half of its workforce (47 percent) falls into that group.

AARP cited the company’s efforts to meet the needs of older workers. Avis Budget Group regularly invites all employees to complete a workplace satisfaction survey and uses senior placement agencies to identify and hire workers over 50.

“As the population ages, it is important to provide opportunities in the workplace for older, experienced and dedicated people,” said Ronald L. Nelson, Avis Budget Group chairman and CEO. “Being recognized by AARP for our commitment is an honor we are proud to accept.”

For more information on the 2009 Best Employers, visit www.aarp.org/bestemployers.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Five Business Model Trends for 2017

As new forms of mobility take flight, the borders with traditional car rental are starting to erode.

Are Commercial Drone Deliveries Eminent in the U.S.?

Amazon just delivered its first package by drone in England. Will U.S. delivery fleets be able to take advantage soon?

Autonomous Vehicles and the Changing Role of the Fleet Manager

With fewer drivers and substantially longer fleet lifecycles, fleet managers will pivot to new job functions.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.