Rethinking Retirement: Tips for older job searchers

“Retirement job” seems like an oxymoron. And yet a growing number of Americans say that they plan to continue to work during their retirement years. For Example…

Unfortunately, finding employers willing to hire them is not easy.

“The elephant in the workplace is still age bias,” says Tim Driver, founder and CEO of RetirementJobs.com. “Because of the Baby Boomers and the lower birth rates of younger people, job supply and demand will eventually favor mature workers. But that is still some time off.”

The demand for older workers has only declined during the recession as many of them have lost their jobs. Last year, the unemployment rate of Americans 65 and older was 6.2%, up from 3.1% in 2007, says AARP Public Policy Institute, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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