Joe Damico, deputy director of the Virginia Department of General Services, shovels a walkway to the State Capitol this winter. Faced with a wave of retirement, states are looking for ways to keep experienced employees until they can shore up their talent reserves. AP

Beating the Brain Drain: States Focus on Retaining Older Workers

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California has a problem: Fifty-two percent of its managers in the state workforce could decide in the next five years that they’re tired of working, grab their retirement packages and go. Their departure would create a serious brain drain for the state, which has the largest number of state employees in the country — 220,000.
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