The U.S. workforce is aging. The baby-boomer generation (born between 1946 and 1964) is now between the ages of 55 and 74. Older workers are working longer. While the recession of 2008-09 impacted the retirement and employment exit plans for some boomers; they’re retiring at an estimate 10,000 per day.
With tight labor markets across the country, those who want to work are staying in or returning. The 50+ jobseeker may have to contend with ageism, employer bias and the necessity of career changes and skill development.