Read Published Article For those of you looking for a job or a different career, there’s some good news: Green jobs — that is, those with an eco-friendly focus — are expected to grow in the coming years. In fact, a report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors forecasts that as many as 3.5 million green jobs will […]
Read Published Article Whether you’re looking for income or just a way to follow your passion, these paths can get you started According to market researcher IDC, there will be 14 million full-time, home-based freelancers and independent contractors in America by 2015, up from 12 million in 2010. Between 2008 and 2011, the number of […]
Read Published Article When Mattie Ruffin, 62, retired from her job as a program analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency in early 2010, she took a year off to relax. After working for the federal government for 27 years, it was a well-deserved respite. “I hadn’t planned to retire, but my sister died suddenly,” recalls […]
Read Published Article Despite the do-gooder aspect of the work, there can be some drawbacks — starting with lower pay scales. In the nonprofit world, you work hard and there are often not enough resources to get it all done as fast, or successfully as you would like. Simply put, you have to do more […]
Read Published Article It’s that time of year when a warmer locale beckons. You may be scouting potential areas in the Southwest or the Sunbelt for a future full-fledged retirement move, or simply want an escape from freezing temperatures and icy roads for the winter season. But just because you are changing locales for a […]
Read Published Article For many retirees, taking on a holiday job is a great way to pull in extra cash. It might even lead into a longer-term position, if that’s the goal. Cashier and sales positions at retail shops and mall kiosks are the most plentiful for job hunters, but there are other opportunities that might […]
Read Published Article Carlos D. Romo, Ph.D. works from home as translator-interpreter and mediator. — Michael Winokur Working from home has a nice ring to it. You can’t argue with the commute to an office off the kitchen. The freedom to set your own hours is a real carrot. For Carlos D. Romo, Ph.D., […]
Read Published Article Have medical experience or willing to learn? These 5 fields are in demand.You don’t have to be a surgeon or ICU nurse. There are hundreds of areas of specialization, such as paramedical examiner, school nurse, medical records administrator, medical assistant, or homecare aide. All offer flexible work schedules.If you have health care […]
Read Published Article If you are willing to forgo working 9 to 5, there’s a smorgasbord of jobs that can be sampled during the hours when most folks have dimmed their lights. These range from baking pastries and breads to manning the front desk at a hotel, selling movie or theater tickets, cleaning offices or […]
Read Published Article Personal training, tutoring provide rewards for those who love to help others learn and grow After the last school bell rings, retired teachers have a leg up. Opportunities cut a broad swath from tutoring to substitute teaching to jobs a little further afield, such as fitness training. Teachers have a combination of tools in their kit […]
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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