09/06/2012 11:00 am ET

Employer Vita Needle Proudly Hires Older Workers In Their 70s And Beyond

It's an era in which older workers do what they can to hide their age on their resume out of fear of age discrimination.

But if you're applying to Vita Needle, the Needham, Mass.-based, needle manufacturer, the hiring managers would consider it an asset if you remember what it's like to use a typewriter or where you were when John F. Kennedy was shot. Older workers are "loyal," an exec says, noting that the company prefers hiring gray-haired workers.

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