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The Governor’s Award for Business Excellence in Supporting Mature Workers application is available now!

Vermont places great value on the contributions of its older citizens. It is important that older Vermonters maintain their health and remain active in their communities as this has a positive impact on the State’s economic sustainability while at the same time improving the physical, mental, and financial well-being of older Vermonters.

To recognize Vermont employers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to employment practices that benefit and support the inclusion and retention of mature workers, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), the Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL), and the AARP, in partnership with the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living and Governor Phil Scott are co-sponsoring the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence in Supporting Mature Workers.

Employers who believe they have employment practices and policies that are highly supportive of the mature workforce are encouraged to apply. Key selection criteria and examples of best practices are outlined in the application guidelines; however, employers with unique policies or programs not listed are also encouraged to apply.

CLICK HERE for the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence application.  Also included are some areas for consideration related to supporting mature workers.

Please complete and submit your application electronically to

Applications are due no later than Friday, August 24, 2018.  Awards will be made September 26, 2018, at the Vermont Society of Human Resource Management’s fall conference. Thank you for your interest in supporting the mature worker.