Skip to main content

Scripps Health, Cornell, NIH: AARP's Top Three Employers for Workers over 50

Premium

Scripps Health took top honors on AARP's 2011 "Best Employers for Workers Over 50" list, and is noted for its retirement planning assistance programs. AARP named Cornell University the second-best employer for mature workers, lauding the school's "Encore Cornell Program, [which] provides retirees with employment opportunities, volunteer opportunities … and enrichment opportunities." And AARP has named the National Institutes of Health the third-best place to work for employees over 50 for its annual list of top employers. To make the cut, employer had to submit to AARP "a comprehensive application that includes questions about their human resources practices and policies," the association says. From there, AARP evaluates potential awardees based on their recruiting practices; training, education, and career development opportunities; workplace accommodations; alternative work options; employee health and pension benefits; and retiree benefits. According to the association, NIH is a prime place for employees over 50 to work because it "financially educates its employees" through several initiatives.

The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.