In 2016, almost 20 percent of Americans 65 and older are working. Some of them want to; many need to. The demise of traditional pensions means that many people have to keep earning in their 60s and 70s to maintain a decent standard of living.
These older people represent a vast well of productive and creative potential. Veteran workers can bring deep knowledge to the table, as well as well-honed interpersonal skills, better judgment than the less experienced and a more balanced perspective. They embody a natural resource that’s increasing: the social capital of millions of healthy, educated adults.
Why, then, are well over a million and a half Americans over 50, people with decades of life ahead of them, unable to find work? The underlying reason isn’t personal, it’s structural. It’s the result of a network of attitudes and institutional practices that we can no longer ignore. Read More.
The economic data documenting the problem is clear. So is one of the most important causes: age discrimination. Read More.
RTWNJ partner, The New Start Career Network, was created to help the older job seeker.
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Is she alone in worrying about how to keep working?
Older Workers Face Many Barriers
2 Day Job Readiness Workshops Filling Up FAST -Limited to the first 25 participants!!!
Improve your chances of getting a new job by taking advantage of the Ready To Work NJ 2 Day Workshop! Upcoming workshops are scheduled at:
- Middlesex CC – Sep. 27 & 28 – Contact John Radvany
- Union CC – Sep. 27 & 28 – Contact John Radvany
- Bergen CC – Oct. 6 & 7 – Contact Unnati Patel
- Ocean CC – Oct. 8 & 15 – Contact John Radvany
- Brookdale CC – Oct. 13 & 14 – Contact John Radvany
- County College of Morris – Oct. 14 & 21 – Contact Jaci Teune
Candidates may also receive a phone call from the participating Colleges. Note: if email link doesn’t work, please use the first initial last name @ njworkforce.org to send an email.