The senior workforce is the highest it's been since 1965.
Ray Dunaway manages the Chick-fil-A on Rangeline Road. He says he's seen a higher number of senior applicants in the past six months.
Some say this new trend can be attributed to employers preferring seniors' work over teens.
"A lot of times it comes down to work ethics and work skills as far as very basic stuff," Bubba Evansco of the Workforce Investment Board says. "Showing up on time [and] being there the days you're committed to be there."