older workers

What Older Workers Want, But Aren't Getting

What Older Workers Want, But Aren't Getting

Learning opportunities are lacking, Boomers say

Older workers are not happy with on-the-job learning opportunities, which they say exist but favor younger staffers. Read More »

Had Big Career Success & Now Struggling To Get A Job? Here's What To Do...

Had Big Career Success & Now Struggling To Get A Job? Here's What To Do...

Tips for convincing employers you're not too experienced

After a successful career, how do you convince employers you will be a good fit for their lower-level jobs? Read More »

95-Year-Old Target Cashier Retires After 45 Years On The Job

95-Year-Old Target Cashier Retires After 45 Years On The Job

Jeanne Brouillet says she "enjoyed every minute of it"

Retail work is the most common job in America. But some still stand out. Like one Target cashier, who put in 45 years of service before retiring. Read More »

This Woman Began Working On Boeing Assembly Lines In 1942

This Woman Began Working On Boeing Assembly Lines In 1942

93-year old Elinor Otto helped build warplanes during World War II.

These days, workers are lucky if they can hold onto a job for more than a year. 93-year old Elinor Otto is doing the same work for Boeing she did back in 1942. Read More »

This 72-Year Old Man Works The Longest Mail Route In U.S.

This 72-Year Old Man Works The Longest Mail Route In U.S.

Jim Ed Bull delivers mail during a treacherous stretch -- and has only missed work 5 times.

Oklahoman Jim Ed Bull is 72 years old delivers mail along the longest postal route in the country. Read More »

50 Best Companies For Older Workers

50 Best Companies For Older Workers

AARP and Society for Human Resource Management's annual ranking of best employers for the plus-50 set. Read More »

More Than 1 Million Baby Boomers Are Secretly Unemployed

More Than 1 Million Baby Boomers Are Secretly Unemployed

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its tabulation of the monthly unemployment rate, showing the jobless rate dipped to 7.5 percent in April. But that leaves out one major segment of the population: Those forced into retirement. While older Americans were less likely to lose their jobs in the recession, it's... Read More »

Facing Age Bias? Don't Let It Hold You Back

Facing Age Bias? Don't Let It Hold You Back

I know a few people in their 40s and 50s who reinvented themselves the old-fashioned way: They went back to school. One became a high school teacher. Another became a psychologist. And a third went through an extensive wine certification program and became the marketing director for a wine retailer. School is... Read More »

Starbucks Barista Margaret Hobson: Fired For Being Too Old?

Starbucks Barista Margaret Hobson: Fired For Being Too Old?

If you're trying to put yourself through school or launch your career as a puppeteer/rapper, Starbucks is an excellent side job. Unlike many other retail chains, Starbucks even offers benefits to part-timers, along with stock options, a 401(k) match and a free pound of coffee a week. But some older Starbucks... Read More »

Workers Over 50 Are The New 'Unemployables'

Workers Over 50 Are The New 'Unemployables'

By Annalyn Kurtz On one hand, they're too young to retire. They may also be too old to get re-hired. Call them the "new unemployables," say researchers at Boston College. Older workers were less likely to lose their jobs during the recession, but those who were laid off are facing far tougher conditions than... Read More »

Best Jobs For Older Workers

Best Jobs For Older Workers

By Anthony Balderrama In the campaigning leading up to the presidential election, both candidates spent time discussing the needs of an aging population and the future that's in store for young Americans. Americans are living longer, and that means the number of older workers is growing and will continue to... Read More »

How To Fight Age Discrimination

How To Fight Age Discrimination

By Donna Fuscaldo Being out of work is hard, being unemployed and in your 50s can be impossible. While companies won't admit it, age discrimination does exist, particularly in a tight job market where there are many more candidates than job openings. Although the problem crosses both genders, older women... Read More »

7 Lessons That Older Workers Should Learn From Generation Y

7 Lessons That Older Workers Should Learn From Generation Y

Generation Y is constantly criticized for having a poor work ethic, displaying a sense of entitlement, and having weak social skills. They are known to sit at the dinner table with their heads in their phones; they undervalue face-to-face communication. However, as someone who works with this generation and is... Read More »

Recession Shortens Lifespans Of Older Workers Who Lose Their Jobs

Recession Shortens Lifespans Of Older Workers Who Lose Their Jobs

Despite a slight drop in the unemployment rate among older workers last month, many are finding that it still takes a long time to find work after being laid off. The length of joblessness among workers 55 and older rose to 52.7 weeks in August, much higher than the 36.1 weeks for younger workers, the Labor... Read More »

Younger Bosses Managing Older Workers: Increasingly Common, And Rife With Conflict

Younger Bosses Managing Older Workers: Increasingly Common, And Rife With Conflict

By Susan Ricker The corner office may now belong to someone younger than you, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. Thirty-four percent of U.S. workers say they are older than their bosses, and 15 percent say they work for someone who is at least 10 years younger, noting a shift in the correlation between... Read More »

Rose Syracuse, 92, Macy's Longest Serving Employee, Retires After 73 Years

Rose Syracuse, 92, Macy's Longest Serving Employee, Retires After 73 Years

Over the course of their careers, workers rarely stay at one company anymore -- let alone at the same one for more than 70 years. But that was the experience of 92-year old Rose Syracuse, who retired Wednesday from Macy's, Inc., after 73 years of service. Read More »

Employer Vita Needle Seeks Elderly Workers

Employer Vita Needle Seeks Elderly Workers

It's an era in which older workers do what they can to hide their age on their resume out of fear of age discrimination. Read More »

10 Best Jobs For A Second Career

10 Best Jobs For A Second Career

Second (or encore) careers have become increasingly common among those age 50 and older. Here is a list of some of the easiest to break into. Read More »

Best Jobs If You're Over 55

Best Jobs If You're Over 55

Demographics shape career choices in all kinds of subtle ways. Research has examined the effect of gender and geography on career choice. But what about age? In his book "150 Best Jobs for a Secure Future," author Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., shares some of the most secure jobs by demographic -- jobs that tend to... Read More »

Paying Companies To Hire The Unemployed

Paying Companies To Hire The Unemployed

By Tami Luhby NEW YORK -- Would you donate $6,000 to subsidize someone else's job? The WorkPlace, a Connecticut non-profit agency, believes the best way to get the long-term unemployed back into the workforce is by paying companies to hire them. Read More »

Search Jobs

In Partnership With
Keywords:
Location:

Search Articles

Top Companies Hiring

April 20 - April 27

Looking for work? See what companies added new openings this week.