Read Published Article From national parks to ballparks to amusement parks, seasonal hiring is heating up at a whole host of summer vacation playgrounds. For many retirees, this is the perfect time to scoop up short-term work that lasts anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Ask Rich Bartkowski, 67, of Perry Hall, […]
>Returning to work is an economic necessity for some retirees and a personal choice for others. Either way, the prospect of long commutes and annoying co-workers can be daunting. A good compromise might be to find a work-at-home job. That’s what Jackie Booley did. In 2007, she retired from her position as an AT&T call […]
Read Published Article ‘ When he was fired from Time-Warner four years ago after two decades of service, James S. Kunen was abruptly thrown into a job market that was less than welcoming for workers in his age group–baby boomers brushing up against 60. He has written an appealing book, Diary of a Company Man: Losing […]
Read Published Article Americans get it. They admit they aren’t saving enough for retirement and are worried. According to the 2012 Retirement Confidence Survey published by the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute, only a small fraction of Americans–14 percent–are very confident that they will have enough money to live comfortably in retirement.
Read Published Article March Madness means more than basketball. Can you say, tax time? If you spent a chunk of time and money on the job hunting trail last year, you probably have a tidy pile of receipts stashed in an envelope or file to show for it. Anyone who has put together a natty […]
Read Published Article And it’s off to work we go. The American workforce just keeps aging. Here’s one more signal that our working years are expanding before our very eyes. The labor-force participation rate for those age 55 and older remained at its recent highs in 2011, according to a new report by the nonpartisan […]
Read Published Article When midlife career switchers ask me for advice on how to succeed, I say, “get a fitness program.” You need to be: Physically fit– provides the strength and mental sharpness to deal with stress, especially when changing jobs, or making big decisions. It sounds superficial, but an in-shape and energetic appearance is […]
Read Published Article On a sun-kissed California day, I dragged my chair across the porch of the Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito and pulled it up next to 71-year-old Randal Charlton, a newly minted 2011 Purpose Prize winner. He had already sunk into a chair for a brief break in a whirlwind weekend of meetings […]
Read Published Article Today was the day. I put away the last vestige of the ho, ho, ho season—the festive bowl of holiday cards with pictures of smiling kids and pets, along with the occasional annual letters detailing whirlwind lives. As I was taking a final gander, one caught my eye. It was sent by […]
Read Published Article The end of corporate retirement benefits is an old story. The rise of retirement benefits, well that’s worth some hoopla. Meet one contrarian company–Intel Corp. Today, Civic Ventures, a nonprofit think tank that focuses on boomers and encore careers with social purpose, announced a program with the Santa Clara, CA-based chip maker […]
What I Told The Senate About Older Workers and Jobs
I testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging and its Chairman, Senator Susan M. Collins (R-Maine), and Ranking Member, Claire McCaskill at its June 24th hearing, Work in Retirement: Career Reinventions and the New Retirement Workscape, I was honored, and admittedly, a little thrilled Watch the video
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