Life Insights from a 100-Year-Old Manufacturing Worker
While reporting on needle and tubing manufacturing firm Vita Needle in Needham, Mass., recently, the NewsHour team met Rosa Finnegan. The company is known for its elderly workforce with its average worker 74 year old.
But at 100, Finnegan is the oldest. She has been working there since she was a teenager and has worked at Vita Needle for 16 years. And she still punches in five days a week and has no plans to retire. Watch this web extra above, in which Finnegan, who turns 101 in February, explains why she continues to work decades after reaching the retirement age.
Rosa Finnegan was such a treat to meet. Here is another outtake in which she discusses her days waiting tables at a Howard Johnson.
Be sure to watch PBS NewsHour Wednesday evening for an inside look at Vita Needle and their unique approach to turn a profit by employing an unusual workforce. You can tune in via live stream at 6 p.m. ET or on your local PBS station.