By Susan Ricker
While catching up with a college friend, I asked how her job search was going. She shared some common frustrations over applying for jobs: how time consuming it was, how random the entire process sometimes felt, and how irritating it was to not hear back from hiring managers. But perhaps the... Read More »
There's a powerlessness that comes with long-term unemployment. I think of it as a quiet desperation, an urgent need to find work coupled with a frustrating inability to make that happen.
The unemployment rate has been above 8 percent for so long -- 3½ years! -- that you might forget that only a few... Read More »
This past week saw the release of the jobs report for the month of July, which means that just three more reports will be issued before Election Day. The July jobs report had information for both political parties to try and capitalize on -- 163,000 jobs were added, but the unemployment rate ticked up 0.1... Read More »
By Rob Wile
Between 1979 and 2010, jobs paying at least $37,000 per year and having health insurance and a retirement plan fell from 27.4 percent in 1979 to 24.6 percent in 2010.
It never should have happened - the American workforce is older and better-educated than ever before right? Read More »
Whether out of economic need or simply a desire to continue working, many baby boomers aren't leaving their jobs anytime soon.
In fact, so many workers 55 and older are staying in the workforce, The Atlantic reports, that by year's end their numbers will surpass those who are aged 25 to 34. And the trend is... Read More »
As many older Americans put off retirement and continue working, it makes sense that some of them are looking for second careers -- jobs that may have little to do with the careers they became experts at.
AARP notes that second, or "encore," careers have become increasingly common among those age 50 and... Read More »
By Tracey Wilen-Daugenti
The 21st-century workplace is a brave new world -- new technology, new ways to connect and do business, and new demands on workers. To stay competitive -- and employable -- you'll need to anticipate and embrace these changes. Read More »
Experts have long held that baby boomers would work well into their golden years -- if only because of financial necessity.
But a new study shows that the oldest in the group, those born in 1946, are retiring in droves -- and not all of them in happy circumstances.
Nearly 60 percent of the early boomers... Read More »
An Australian nurse, who spent years counseling men and women at their deathbeds, recorded their revelations and regrets on her blog, which she's now turned into a book, "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying." The most common regrets, she found, were doing what others expected of you over what you truly wanted,... Read More »
By Jeff Mariola
"All Baby Boomers who grew up during the period between 1946 and 1964, are afraid of technology." "Gen Y/Millennials (born between 1982 and 2001) don't want to work hard." Have you heard these stereotypes? As a "boomer" who oversees thousands of people in North America and Europe, I believe... Read More »
In the wake of the Great Recession, many baby boomers are delaying retirement, hoping that a few more years of work will help them replenish nest eggs devastated by the economic downturn and falling home values.
A poll last fall by The Associated Press and LifeGoesStrong.com showed 73 percent of boomers --... Read More »
As the recovery stutters along, one sector remains forever rosy. Over the past year, health care has added an average of 27,000 jobs per month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Health care jobs keep going up and up and up, from 8 million in 1990 to 14 million today, reports Business Insider.
On... Read More »
By Lauran Neergaard
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge in young nurses may ease forecasts of coming shortages as their baby-boomer coworkers retire.
The past decade brought a 62 percent increase in the number of younger registered nurses entering the workforce, researchers reported Monday in the journal Health... Read More »
The recession and concurrent spike in unemployment hit baby boomers especially hard. Since 2007, the unemployment rate for those 55 and older has more than doubled, and workers in this age group are also the most likely to be unemployed long term -- in 2010 nearly half spent at least 27 weeks looking for... Read More »
The Great Recession sent shockwaves throughout the jobs market that still resonate today. Research conducted by the Pew Research Center reveals that 55 percent of American workers have suffered a period of unemployment, a cut in pay, a reduction in hours, or an involuntary period of working part-time.
As... Read More »
If you decided on a new career path today, wouldn't you like to know which jobs will be in high demand and pay the most once you were out of school? To serve as a guide, 24/7 Wall St. has identified the best-paying jobs of the future. These jobs will grow the most in the next decade and have median incomes well... Read More »
You might remember your granddad counting the days up to his 65th birthday, when he would retire in glory with a gold watch and a pension, all set to fire up the RV and tour the country. Today, it would seem those memories are nothing but nostalgia. More often, retirement has nothing to do with age -- it's... Read More »
Experience matters. Or at least when it comes to startups. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) has released its latest annual global report, and found that 80 percent of total entrepreneurship activity in U.S. and Western Europe is conducted by those over 35. Read More »