Work Reimagined

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 …

Job Hunting 2.0: Calling Cards and You

Posted on 03/22/2013 by | All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Your LifeHello again from Allie the intern! Today’s post is part two of my series… “Trying to reimagine yourself is harder than most people realize.” My dad knows this better than most. After a life-changing accident, he lost mobility in his left hand and the ability to continue his career of 30 years. Now that he has been cleared to return to work, he is faced with a new dilemma — finding employment at age 54 in a terrible economy with …

Infographic: The New Normal for Experienced Workers

Posted on 02/28/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkMore older Americans are in the workforce today than in 2007 when the recession started. And while experienced workers are faring better in the overall employment numbers compared to their younger counterparts, they still face many challenges in the current job market. Find out more about the current worker landscape below and what AARP is doing to help.   Find out more about AARP’s research around employment and experienced workers: Staying Ahead of the Curve: The AARP Work and Career …

Job Hunting 2.0

Posted on 02/15/2013 by | All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

WorkHello again from Allie the intern! My dad is on the job hunt. I know what you’re thinking: so what? In this economy, he joins many millions on this ever-changing quest (including his daughter). But he’s in a particularly tricky situation. An accident in September of 2009 left my dad with a crushed left hand. After six surgeries (and probably more in the future) with the best hand surgeon in Chicago, his hand lost the ring finger and has extremely limited …

ISO Great Employers; Deadline Nears for Awards Program

Posted on 11/6/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkA new co-sponsor for the Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award has some pull in executive suites when it comes to charting employment policies, and AARP is hoping for a record number of applications for the awards program (due November 12). AARP is pleased that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management, is a contest co-sponsor. “SHRM and its members have a unique perspective on employer policies around the country, a perspective that will …

Your Professional Life, Reimagined

Posted on 09/12/2012 by | Washington D.C. | Comments

WorkReaching your 50s brings a whole new world of complexities, opportunities and excitement. To get the best of it, it is crucial to stay current with our fast-changing world, always looking for fresh perspectives and keeping your options open. At this stage in life, you don’t want to feel forced into something that doesn’t fit into your lifestyle; on the contrary, you should have the flexibility to choose when, where, how and with whom you are enjoying your life. This …