November 12th , 2003
Mr. Fred Hartman, President
Vita Needle Company
919 Great Plain Avenue
Needham MA 02492
Dear Fred and Vita Needle Staff,
Congratulations on your being honored as the Outstanding Employer of Older Workers for Experience Works' 2003 Prime Time Awards. The Prime Time Awards is a one of many ways Experience Works promotes its mission; to put experience to work! This program recognizes two critically important segments of the workforce; the individuals age 65 and older who are making valuable contributions in the workplace and in their communities, and the employers whose corporate cultures encourage older workers to remain engaged in the workforce.
Experience Works performs a year-long national search every year for companies that meet the Employer of Older Worker criteria. As one of only three National awardees in 2003, you are being honored for your commitment and dedication to hiring and retaining older workers as employees. You are an exceptional role model to the many employers who recognize the value that older workers bring to the workplace and you are certainly and inspiration older workers across America . Congratulations Fred, we are honored to have you as the 2003 Outstanding Employer of Older Workers!
Regional Director, Northeast