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AARP: Cornell University Tops 2008 List of Best Employers for Workers Over 50
Date:9/23/2008

National Institutes of Health First Federal Agency to Make List

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cornell University's students, faculty and alumni have long been known for being proud of the high academic standards of the Ivy League school located in Ithaca, New York. They now have another reason to be proud of the "Big Red." Cornell has landed on top of the list of the 2008 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50, announced today by AARP CEO Bill Novelli.

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Cornell joins a broad group of employers in the top 50 that includes Scripps Health of San Diego (#2), multi-national corporation S. C. Johnson and Son, Inc. (#3) of Racine, Wisconsin, and the first federal agency to make the list, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of Bethesda, MD, (#11).

Additionally, AARP The Magazine will feature the 2008 Best Employers in its November-December issue, in homes September 25, along with an extensive feature story on re-careering and discovering new passions at age 50+. The complete article and list can also be found online at http://www.aarpthemagazine.org.

"A diverse group of corporations and not-for-profits are increasingly recognizing the importance of innovative policies as employers seek to retain and recruit experienced workers," Novelli said in announcing the winners. "Progressive practices lead to more productive workers."

Novelli noted that in the face of rising health care costs, many Best Employers are adopting practices such as health screenings and other wellness programs that will pay off for both the employee and the employer.

Cornell University President David Skorton said: "This award confirms that Cornell University is coming ever closer to what we set out to achieve - to be an
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