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David Mintz laughs Aug. 23 during an interview at his business, Tofutti, in Cranford, N.J. Mintz, CEO of Tofutti, which makes dairy-free products, says older workers tend to most often possess the attributes he seeks in employees. AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Some companies tout the benefits of hiring older workers

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Older people searching for jobs have long fought back stereotypes that they lack the speed, technology skills and dynamism of younger applicants. But as a wave of baby boomers seeks to stay on the job later in life, some employers are finding older workers are precisely what they need.

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