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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 …

What’s Next After Caregiving? 5 Things to Consider

Posted on 01/30/2013 by | Caregiving | Comments

CaregivingYou won’t always be a family caregiver. At some point, you may choose to ramp up your work hours, change jobs or careers or do meaningful volunteering. You might be able to take the skills you’ve gained from caregiving. You’re probably thinking, “What am I qualified to do after being a caregiver?” You now know something about the health care system. Good! One of the fastest growing fields is health care. You might become a patient advocate or patient navigator, …

New Book Focuses on Great Jobs for Older Workers

Posted on 09/21/2012 by | Money | Comments

WorkAccording to data from the U.S. Department of Labor, 2.5 million workers between the ages of 55 and 64 lost their jobs between 2009 and 2011. As of January 2012, less than half were re-employed. If you are trying to re-enter the workplace after retiring or get re-hired after a job loss, you’re going to need an updated resume and a plan. See also: Finding work after 50 AARP’s new book Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps …