AARP announced Wednesday that Ochsner Health System has been named one of its Best Employers for Workers Over 50.

The AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 program honors businesses and organizations across the country that have implemented new and innovative policies and best practices in talent management in today’s multigenerational workforce.

By 2016, one-third of the total U.S. workforce will be 50 or older, up from 28 percent in 2007, according to AARP. As the percentage of younger workers continues to decline, attracting and retaining older employees is becoming increasingly important for employers.

The Best Employers for Workers Over 50 program is AARP’s effort to share employers’ best practices with the business community at large and to promote employment opportunities for older workers.