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Are you seeking a career change or a new job? If so, plan to attend  AARP’s Virtual Career Fair, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The fair will feature employers from across the country.
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AARP has always believed in the value of older workers, that they can be a genuine asset in the workplace. Now we have new evidence to back that up. In the wake of the Great Recession, we took a fresh look at data about hiring and retaining workers who are 50 and older. The AARP study, “ A Business Case for Workers Age 50+,” which came out just last month, not only confirmed earlier research but also indicated that today the case is even stronger for keeping older employees in the workforce.
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Workers 50 and older face a hurdle that younger peers don’t: how to overcome negative stereotypes that paint them as much more expensive, out of touch with technology and less productive.
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More than one-third of workers say they won’t retire until after age 65, about three times the number saying so in the early 1990s.
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Illinois will become the first state with a broad-based effort to automatically enroll private-sector employees without retirement plans into a new savings program.
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BREAKING UPDATE 12/2/14: The Illinois House of Representatives passed the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program.
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By Gary Koenig, Vice President, Financial Security, and David John, Senior Policy Adviser, Financial Security
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News, discoveries and ... fun
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The job-listing site CareerBuilder released its 2014 roundup of the year’s 10 most dubious excuses that bosses have heard from employees.
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Michael Bloomberg, founder of the financial services company Bloomberg LP and former mayor of New York City, says younger people worry about  hiring older workers.
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