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Senate Deal on Jobless Benefits Won’t Bring Fast Relief

Posted on 03/14/2014 by | Senior Editor, Money Team | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsOne of the hurdles blocking the extension of unemployment insurance benefits for about 2 million long-term unemployed workers has been eliminated. A small group of Republicans and Democrats in the Senate on March 13 reached an agreement that would extend benefits for another five months – gathering enough support to prevent a filibuster by opponents. The extension would be retroactive to Dec. 28, 2013, when benefits expired. Legislators who have been against extending benefits cite the cost, which runs about …

Looking for Work? Check Out ‘Best Employers’ Winners

Posted on 08/23/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThe following is a guest post by Debbie Banda. Would you leave your employer for a job with greater flexibility and more benefits? And would it help to know that your prospective new employer actually valued older workers? If so, take a look at openings at the winners of AARP’s Best Employers for Workers Over 50 award, co-sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). This article points out some key elements of what attracts workers and makes them …

These Best Employers Value Workers Over 50

Posted on 06/17/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkEver ask someone a simple question about where they work and before you know it, they’ve gushed for five minutes about how much they love what they do? A great employer can make all the difference between starting Monday with pep in your step — or not. We’re betting that employees who work for one of the AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 award winners aren’t shy about telling others what makes their workplace so good. This unique awards …

Workplace Age Bias Hits Home for Boomers

Posted on 05/11/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Work[Updated 6/24] Some argue that the Great Recession is in the rear-view mirror. That’s not the case if you’re a layoff victim over a certain age and if you’ve been unemployed for nearly a year – or longer. Age bias is a concern for around two-thirds of workers over 45, as reported in The New York Times Bucks Blog and in MarketWatch’s Working Retirement column. The stories cite figures from Staying Ahead of the Curve 2013: AARP’s Multicultural Work and …

Steve Reimagined

Posted on 04/5/2013 by | All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

WorkHello again from Allie the intern! As you may already know from my blog series, my dad has been on an unexpected journey. Due to a life-changing accident, he has had to find a new career at age 54. This daunting task is one that many older adults face in this economy. He tried out AARP’s Life Reimagined Calling Cards recently and was happy to discover a new idea. I took a quick video of him so that you could …

Age Wave Brings New Career Options for Boomers

Posted on 03/29/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkA staggering number of people in the United States remain unemployed, with more workers over age 45 remaining out of work for a year or longer. As Chris Jansing explains in this segment of the NBC Nightly News “Road to Retirement” series, many Americans — especially people 50+ — are taking advantage of the age wave to reinvent their careers or strike out on their own. That was the case with Roseann Brown, 59, who now works as a fitness instructor to …