The AARP has an interesting idea, and it has little to do with the "R" in its name. Instead of retirement, the 50 and over association is urging its members to work.

The Home Depot has teamed up with the AARP to recruit older employees, and that was only the beginning. Toys R Us Inc. and CVS are supporting AARP’s Senior Community Service Employment Program as well, Reuters reports.

"It just became evident that there was real interest from companies that wanted to connect with mature workers," Emily Allen, AARP’s assistant national director of the drive, told Reuters.

AARP, the 35 million-strong organization, seems to be recognizing the growing desire by companies to hire those "mature" workers, rather than younger, less experienced and often less responsible workers.

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