Economic Insecurity Enticing Senior Adults Return To Work

September 2, 2022

During the pandemic millions of older workers were either forced to retire due to COVID or chose to do so. Now we're seeing an increasing number of those senior adults unretiring and returning to the workforce....

Senior Adults Outside Of US Also Want To Continue Working

August 31, 2022

There are both social and economic benefits associated with creating jobs for retire senior adults. However, the ageism mindset must be reversed to accomplish the goal of welcoming senior adults back into the workforce....

Companies Gain From Skills Senior Adult Workers 50+ Offer

August 26, 2022

Commitment, emotional intelligence and experience are some of the skills attributed to senior workers 50+. Companies can strategically benefit from these assets they bring to the job....

Survey Shows Retirees Will Return To Work With Incentives

August 23, 2022

Some 41% of retirees agreed or strongly agreed when asked if they would unretire and take a job that offered a flexible work schedule. When asked if they would look for a full-time job where they could work remotely, 35% agreed or strongly agreed....

Senior Adults | Remote Jobs Over $40K | Degree Not Required

August 19, 2022

These positions do not require a college education. They may be suitable for older workers wishing to return to the workforce after being laid off or unretiring....

Senior Adults 50+ Work Part Time To Save On Travel Perks

August 12, 2022

The number of hospitality workers over the age of 65 has outpaced that sector’s population growth since 2012. It comes as inflation hits record highs, a phenomenon that hits retirees and those on a fixed income the hardest....

More Tactics For Senior Adults To Combat Job Search Ageism

August 9, 2022

Here are more tactics for older workers to consider in their journey to return to work. Maintain your confidence and persistence throughout. Practice answering interview questions. Network with colleagues and ensure your resume is updated. ...

Ideas For Senior Adults Who Want To Earn Money In Retirement

August 2, 2022

Some things you should be aware of about earning money while retired that will allow you to plan better along with some suggestions....

US News and World Report Published New Retirement Age Facts

July 29, 2022

A big portion of senior adults retire unexpectedly. Some have health issues while others are basically retired by their companies. The average age of retirement in the U.S. is now 61....

Combating Ageism in Job Search for Senior Adults Unretiring

July 26, 2022

Laws in our country protect against flagrant and obvious ageism in job search or promotions. The truth is that there are still obstacles for senior adults change jobs or returning to the workforce after retiring....

Barrons Offers Some Tips For Senior Adults Returning To Work

July 22, 2022

Tips for senior adults 50+ looking to change jobs or reenter the workforce after retirement. Include increasing visibility, continuing education, pivoting to a passion, increasing digital skills, etc....

Many Senior Adults 50+ Say Retirement Is Not For Them

July 15, 2022

Retirement is simply not for everyone due to longer lifespans and rising costs. The need to find life's purpose, remaining useful, wanting to contribute, staying involved, feeling alive, occupying time, being socially connected, etc. also contribute....

Some Suggestions For Senior Adults Wishing To Return To Work

July 5, 2022

Some retirees go back to work because they need the additional income. Others seek fulfillment or purpose to offset the loneliness and boredom. Here are some low stress options available for senior adults seeking to rejoin the workforce after retirement....

Comments On Resume Tips For Older Adults Returning To Work

June 30, 2022

Ageism exists. It's mainly hidden under the surface and unverifiable in the workplace. Older workers must therefore play the resume game. Senior adults don't have a common lobbying group large enough to effectively champion them. ...

Resume Tips For Older Adults Returning To The Workforce

June 28, 2022

Some résumé do's and don'ts including revealing your age, stressing your talent and worth, covering time gaps, using acronyms and terminology, using emails instead of mail, etc....

Senior Adults Find Many Reasons To Unretire | What Is Yours?

June 24, 2022

Many retirees fight weariness and dissatisfaction, they're become bored and restless. They reject pure leisure and reenter the workforce. Yet they long to work on their own terms and do things they enjoy....

Unemployed Older Adults Can Get Work Training From The U.S. Government

June 14, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides training and part-time employment for low-income, unemployed seniors....

Most Senior Adults Who Retired Early Want To Return To Work

June 10, 2022

Over two-thirds of retirees would return to work for the right job and compensation. Some criteria affecting their decisions include flexible work schedules, compensation and work-life balance. Most prefer part time work. A large percentage of retirees told the survey they had retired earlier than they had planned. ...

Words of Wisdom For Senior Adults 50+ Considering Unretiring

June 2, 2022

Older workers should consider some positives as well as some negatives when contemplating unretiring and returning to work. What are the real reasons? What physical and mental factors will come into play? Financial and insurance factors to think about....

Resources for Senior Adults 50+ Returning to The Workforce

May 23, 2022

It pays to do your research work if you are thinking of changing jobs, unretiring or returning to work. Here are some sources for you to explore....

5 Tactics For Senior Adults 50+ Searching For Part-Time Jobs

May 12, 2022

Beneficial strategies and tactics if you find yourself in need of extra income. Define why you need to work in retirement, how you want to work and when you want to work. ...

Tools To Help Senior Adults 50+ Increase In Demand Job Skills

May 9, 2022

Enhance skills that employers require and land a better job in today's market if you are seeking to unretire and return to work. Upcoming and on-demand webinars available from AARP....

Retired Senior Adults 50+ Returning to Work Per WSJ Podcast

May 5, 2022

Inflation is hitting many retired people hard, so hard that hundreds of thousands are going back to work. The percentage of those over 55 years of age both returning to work as well as looking for jobs has statistically crept up since last October....

New Skills Training For Senior Adult Workers 50+ Pays Off

May 3, 2022

Acquiring or refreshing in-demand skills that recruiters look for is especially important for older workers. New skills will demonstrate that these senior adults can remain current in their fields. It also re-enforces the benefits to lifetime learning....

Can Companies Use A New Plan To Keep And Add Senior Adults Workers 50+?

March 17, 2022

Nearly 40% of those senior adults 50+ who retired would return to the workplace with proper incentives. Unretiring or semiretirement inducements that appeal to older workers include reduced hours, flexible scheduling, consulting gigs, etc. But some 80% of companies don't offer such alternative forms of work. ...

Hiring Senior Adults 50+ To Fill Job Openings Is Almost Risk Free For Companies

March 14, 2022

Hiring new workers always comes with big risks in time and investment. There is a better alternative. We connect your company with seasoned talent. Our candidates have years of success that takes much of the risk out of hiring. Put your time and capital towards growing your business. ...

What Strategies Can Companies Use To Attract Senior Adults Back To The Workplace?

March 10, 2022

Four of the strategies recently suggested by 'Training Magazine' are shifting your leadership styles; addressing diversity, equitability and inclusiveness; focusing on well being as well as broadening sources of candidates....

How Can I Better Prepare For An Upcoming Video Interview As A Senior Adult 50+?

March 7, 2022

Senior adults 50+ seeking to return to work either on a part or full-time basis should pay close attention to these suggestions for acing your interview. You must be familiar with all of the technical ramifications of the video interviewing process to avoid potential pitfalls....

Can Recruiting Retired Seniors Adults Back Into The Workforce Ease The Employment Crisis?

March 3, 2022

The challenge of high labor shortages may be partially alleviated by putting the millions of senior adults 50+ who have retired from the workforce back to work. Many of them will want to return to the job market in the coming months....

5 Reasons Companies Should Hire Senior Adults 50+ To Fill Their Vacancies

February 28, 2022

Most senior adults are extremely competent, loyal and passionate about the work ethic. It's a win-win situation, you avoid reinventing the wheel by hiring someone who brings experience and wisdom to mentor younger employees. Hiring them may also boost your bottom line....

What Are Some Strategies To Landing Another Job After 50?

February 24, 2022

Accentuate the positive – your wisdom and what you're good at, not the years on the job. Plus some other means to overcome age discrimination in the job market for senior adult job seekers 50+. ...

What Are The 5 Keys To Successfully Transitioning From Work Life To Partial Retirement?

February 21, 2022

Here's advice for senior adults on how to navigate the transition from full time work to retirement. There are five important keys to a successful transition....

What Benefits Do Senior Adults Get Working Past Normal Retirement Age? | Joyce Part 2 In A Series

February 17, 2022

I get to be who I really am, an Energizer bunny who thrives in the business world as a natural connector. It make me excited about getting up in the morning every single day to do my business. I do this for the love of it....

Google and AARP Team Up To Help Senior Adult Workers 50+ Build Digital Skills

February 15, 2022

Old skills alone may not cut it in today's digital world. The new work normal has raised the need for senior adult workers to improve their digital skills to compete for jobs that are available now and in the future. ...

Can A Great Resume Open Doors For Senior Adult Workers?

February 10, 2022

Your resume must make a great impression within a few seconds to get past a hiring manager. It can open the door to this list of seven jobs that currently are in high demand. ...

What Benefits Do Senior Adults Get Working Past Normal Retirement Age? | Uri Part 1 In A Series

February 7, 2022

Most companies and organizations can benefit from the mature attitude towards work most senior adults 50+ like Uri have. This is especially true in this day and age of the great job resignation, lack of worker loyalty and job liquidity. ...

How Do Companies and Organizations Benefit From Hiring Senior Adults 50+?

February 3, 2022

There are many benefits to hiring senior adult works 50+ including better people and customer service skills, lower absenteeism rates, they're more punctual, positive outlook, less training requirements, etc. ...

How Do Senior Adults 50+ Broadcast Their Age In Job Search?

February 1, 2022

Bob McIntosh suggests that there are four areas where senior adult job seekers broadcast our age. They encompass 1) your resume, 2) a LinkedIn profile, 3) networking and 4) the interview itself. We should listen to his advice and avoid these pitfalls....

Does Returning To Work After 50+ Compare With Staying On The Job Almost 70 Years?

January 28, 2022

Our age often works against us when looking for employment as a senior adult 50+ regardless of maturity and experience. Is this ageism partially because of the forced retirements and the labor shortage brought on by COVID? Or do its roots run deeper than that? ...

As A Senior Adult How Do I Promote Myself On LinkedIn Without Bragging? Use An Upbeat Style And Focus On The Positives.

January 25, 2022

There is a key to talking yourself up on LinkedIn without coming across as bragging. Just use an upbeat style and focus on the positive experiences that others have had when working with you or using your services. ...

Most Senior Adults 50+ Seek More Benefits To Return To Work

January 20, 2022

Resume Builder surveyed over one thousand workers who had retired and employees who were over 54+. They asked about the types of new careers these senior adults were looking for and the demands they were seeking. ...

Rethinking Your Approach To Networking For Your 50+ Job Search

January 18, 2022

You can markedly improve your job search after 50 outcomes by updating your network and by reframing your networking conversations to focus on your current goals!...

Why Aren’t U.S. Companies Hiring Senior Adult Workers 55+? Organizations That Do Will Be Ahead Of The Competition For Workers.

January 13, 2022

Successful employers who have started programs to hire and retain senior adult workers conduct surveys within their companies. They get input from existing workers, retiring employees, younger supervisors and managers. Human resource executives ask for suggestions from these groups in order to plan their strategies. ...

Companies Look To Senior Adults 55+ Work | Stats Remain High

January 5, 2022

Company decision makers should examine two statistics and scratch your heads as to why you are not more inclusive. The percentage of Senior Adults 55+ in the workforce remained constant throughout the year ending 11/21 while last month 4.5M workers quit their jobs!...

As Senior Adults 50+, Have You Considered Sales As An Entry Back Into The Workplace? You should!

December 30, 2021

You already possess the three main life experiences you need to succeed in sales. Those life experiences match the traits of those who keep sales simple. You can have both income and flexibility from even a part-time career in sales....

Is Your Company Certified As Age Friendly To Workers 50+? If Not, Here’s A Tool For You To Do So.

December 24, 2021

Does your company or organization recognize the benefits of hiring experienced employees 50+? Are you ready to tell the world that you are an age friendly workplace and offer opportunities to senior adults eager to rejoin the workforce?...

To Hire Workers 50+ First Address Current Workplace Age Bias

December 16, 2021

Ageism and discrimination exist in the workplace. That's a fact. There are age related stereotypes, assumptions, myths and jokes that support its continuance. Companies and organizations must acknowledge its existence and move to address and remedy it....

Companies Must Focus On The Benefits Of Hiring Employees 50+

December 11, 2021

Companies must recognize the benefits and advantages of recruiting, hiring and retaining experienced workers 50+. Governments are urged to join in the discussion as well. It will take accommodations and negotiations between both parties, the companies and senior adults....

Top 5 Age Discrimination Concerns For Workers Over 50

November 23, 2021

Age discrimination exists those workers 50+ apply for a job. This video points out five top concerns that a hiring manager or human resource professional generally has regarding age discrimination. There are ways for senior workers to prepare for and address these concerns during an interview....

Workers 50+ Bringing Their Talent Back To The Workplace

November 18, 2021

2.5% of retired workers returned to work in October, 2021. This is attributed to the worker shortage and millions of job openings along with rising wages coupled with workplaces becoming safer due to rising vaccination rates. Rising inflation may also be contributing....

Companies Must Attract Older Workers Per Job Market Leader

November 10, 2021

In light of the current so-called labor shortages will employers be moved to attract these workers 50+ back into the workforce? Are companies attuned to the group's needs which include flexibility, remote and hybrid work opportunities? ...

Companies Can Utilize Adults 50+ Eager To Continue Working

November 4, 2021

Companies can make better use of workers 50+ in adjusting their hiring and retention practices. Couple this with the fact that in the 50-64 year old age group, those unemployed and under employed workers as well as those not currently looking for work but still able to, want to continue to work after traditional retirement....

Reasons For Optimism: A New Era For Older Workers?

October 29, 2021

Despite the growing numbers of older adults continuing to work into their later years (it’s anticipated that 16 million Americans 65 and over will be working by 2030, as compared to 10.6 million right now), many surveys and opinion polls paint a somewhat dim picture of the current marketplace inhabited by older workers...

Embracing A “Phased” Approach To Retirement

September 30, 2021

It can hit you all at once. One day you’re knee-deep in work and deadlines, the next you’re given a pink slip or feted at your going ...

Prejudice Leads Us Nowhere

September 13, 2021

Ageism, or age discrimination especially against seniors, is a serious a problem! Why is this happening? As a 67-year-old ...

Forbes Says It: Can’t Find And Keep Talent? Time To Cast A Bigger Net

August 30, 2021

Across the U.S., companies claim that talent is hard to find, resulting in long-term vacancies. A new survey from The Conference ...

Why xBound?

August 13, 2021

Hiring? Why Try xBound? We know how difficult the hiring process can be. You place an ad on Indeed or Upwork and you receive a plethora of applications from people whom you know are all going to require significant investment to onboard them into your company. ...

Job searches for seniors are not for the meek – My difficult quest

August 5, 2021

Finding meaningful work after age 65 is turning out to be much more difficult than I ever imagined. It’s frustrating to still be unemployed while so many employers are desperate to fill jobs and there is such a shortage of qualified workers due to the economy roaring back after the darkest days of the pandemic. ...

xBound In The News

August 2, 2021

Photographer Zave Smith has been in the photo business in the City of Brotherly Love for over three decades, starting out working with products and food before evolving to shooting people and lifestyle in 2000. But now, the man who spent his career capturing snapshots in time has changed his tune and entered the start-up world of sorts—in fact, he’s braving into an all-new world altogether with his new company, xBound. ...

Working Over Time: Older Adults Seek Later-In-Life Job and Income Opportunities

July 20, 2021

We’ve known for a while now that there are 2 contradictory trends happening at once: Because of the pandemic, there has been a surge of early retirements– some voluntary and some not- while at the same time, more older adults than ever plan to work well past the usual retirement age, and some plan not to retire at all....

No Time To Retire: Older Workers In Today’s Marketplace

June 22, 2021

For a while now there’s been a growing awareness that reaching “retirement age” doesn’t necessarily mean we can or will actually “retire”. Even before COVID, many of us could not afford to retire when we reached our mid- 60s because we had insufficient savings to allow us to go on without more income...

Jobs to Consider When Coming Out of Retirement

June 22, 2021

If you’re coming out of retirement for financial reasons, or just to get back into a more intellectually stimulating atmosphere, you’ll need to consider a variety of actors before you pick the right job for you. Some jobs might requirer training, physical stress, or a  full-time commitment. More flexible, enjoyable jobs might not offer high pay and full benefits. Create a list of the parameters any job should offer before you begin looking at specific post-retirement job options....

7 Tips for Getting Hired After Age 50

June 22, 2021

It can be especially challenging to find a new job in your 50s and 60s. The unemployment rate for older workers is lower than that of younger workers, but once out of work, older workers seem to have greater difficulties landing a new position. The average duration of unemployment for job seekers ages 55 to 64 was 20.9 weeks in March 2020, compared with an average of 17.5 weeks of unemployment among all workers, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data....

Pat’s Posts

June 22, 2021

Change is happening ─ sometimes quickly and dramatically and sometimes slowly and subtly, but it’s always happening.  Understanding your responses and making good choices to manage the change might make the difference between your chance to capitalize on an opportunity or spend time resisting and miss your chance. The future is bright for those who understand, embrace, and leverage change. In a world of unprecedented change, how can you not just survive but thrive?...

Getting A Gig: Older Workers In A Changing Economy

June 22, 2021

It’s hard enough being an older worker in today’s world. Holding on to a job becomes challenging when ageism in the work world appears to be commonplace and younger workers may be resentful that their older colleagues continue to hold on to their positions. But given that older adults often have insufficient retirement funds, voluntary early retirement is not in the cards for most, and for those who involuntarily lose their positions, the hustle to find something else can be a real challenge....

How To Find A Full-Time Job When You’re Over 50

June 22, 2021

With unemployment at all-time lows, now might be the best time for you to be looking for a full-time job. The challenges, however, are greater if you’re over 50 years old....

Work At It: The Growing Number Of Older Workers In The Workforce

June 22, 2021

Demographic trends make one thing abundantly clear: as time goes on, more older workers will be a part of the workforce. Statistics are that 85% of current Baby Boomers plan to work well into their 70s and even beyond. Whether for financial security or the desire to continue to be contributing members of society, older workers are becoming a fact of life in many fields....

10 Reasons To Hire and Retain Workers 50+

June 22, 2021

It's time for a cultural wake-up call. Here's the business case for hiring and retaining workers 50+. The beauty of it is that everyone wins from companies to workers, and, you bet, the economy. When it comes to hiring, smart employers know that it’s not about age. Really. An innovative company wants talented people, period. And in a tight labor market, now more than ever, employers need to open their eyes to the possibilities of wooing those with decades of hard-wired knowledge....

The Surprising Benefits of Hiring Older Talent

June 22, 2021

Morgan Freeman didn’t become famous until he turned 50 and got a role in “Driving Miss Daisy.” He won an Oscar at age 68. Legendary comedian and actor Rodney Dangerfield’s career took off when he appeared on the Ed Sullivan show at age 46. George Takei, Sulu on the original Star Trek, became an internet hero to Millennials for his advocacy of tolerance and living fearlessly decades after his show ended....

5 Good Reasons to Hire Older Workers

June 22, 2021

Older workers may not have the same tech-savvy skills their younger colleagues do, but they have years of experience you can't teach or replace....

The Virtues of Volunteering

June 22, 2021

My column on fulfilling ways to spend retirement continues to generate inspirational responses from readers, many of whom have sung the praises of volunteering. You also volunteered the names of additional service groups that you have found rewarding. I’ll cite a number of them for those of you in search of a cause that strikes a chord....

Against The Clock: Owning Your Age As An Older Worker

June 22, 2021

The data are pretty startling unless you’re an older worker, in which case they may be all too familiar. In a recent study by Hiscox Business Insurance of workers over age 40, nearly 45% of respondents said they, or someone they know, have experienced age discrimination in the workplace....

The Advantages of Older Workers- 10 Advantages of Retaining and Hiring Older Workers: Lessons from NYC Small Businesses

June 22, 2021

We heard universally that older workers bring a level of experience, critical thinking and sheer knowledge that cannot be taught. In some industries – like the jewelers, embroiderers, cabinet and cheese makers interviewed – it takes a decade or longer for workers to gain the technical skills necessary to do their job. ...

The Case for Hiring Older Workers

June 22, 2021

There’s a lot of talk about gender bias, racial bias, and culture bias at work, and each are important for many reasons. But perhaps one of the biggest and most problematic types of bias we face is the bias of age: we often evaluate people based on their age, and this is now becoming a major challenge in the workplace....