Make us your home page
Instagram

Over 50? Job boards abound for you

CHICAGO — While looking for work in an economic downturn can be challenging, it's easier today than it used to be — and that may hold truest of all for the retirement set. • Those who are in or near retirement and looking for work can find abundant online resources aimed at them, which may prove invaluable as the ongoing financial crisis drives many back to the workplace or keeps them there longer. • Many, in fact, steer clear of mainstream job-search Web sites such as CareerBuilder and Monster because they think their chances are better when their "maturity" is specifically targeted, according to Scott Wingerter, chief operating officer for RetireeWorkforce.com, a job board for retired workers. • "Mature workers won't generally apply for positions (advertised) for the general population — they fear age discrimination," he said. "So they come to boards like ours." • Here are some online resources for retirees looking for part-time or full-time work, many of which target anyone 50 or over:

RetirementJobs.com (www.retirement jobs.com) has more than 30,000 listings nationwide from companies specifically seeking candidates older than 50. A combination job board, adviser and coach for boomers and seniors looking for work. RetirementJobs also partners with AARP.

RetireeWorkforce.com (www. retireeworkforce.com) also focuses on the 50-plus job candidate. Currently gets about 200,000 visitors a month, doubled from a year ago and up sharply during the financial crisis.

RetiredBrains.com (www.retiredbrains.com) is a resource for older boomers, seniors, retirees and those about to retire who are looking to find jobs, volunteer opportunities, educational resources and retirement information.

Retirement Jobs Online (www. retirement-jobs-online.com) offers advice about online retirement jobs, helping retirees evaluate the various ways to use the Internet to find work.

AARP offers both a job search engine (jobs.aarp.org) and a National Employer Team (www.aarp.org/employerteam), which lists employers that are actively recruiting mature workers nationwide. Most are corporations; also cites three government agencies: the Internal Revenue Service, the Peace Corps and the Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Relief.

Aging Workforce News (www. agingworkforcenews.com/aginglinks.html) is not a job board but provides a useful collection of work-related links.

BoomerCareer.com (www.boomer career.com) is a collection of career articles and resources targeting baby boomers, those born from 1946-64. Job seekers can search job listings and post their resume.

Encore.org (www.encore.org) provides news, resources and connections for individuals and organizations establishing "encore careers" designed to combine social contribution, personal meaning and financial security. Many of the jobs posted are in education, health care and human services.

Experience Works (www.experience works.org) helps low-income seniors get training to find jobs in their communities.

Quintessential Careers has a comprehensive listing (www.quintcareers.com/mature_jobseekers.html) of job and career resources for mature and older job seekers.

Senior Helpers (www.seniorhelpers.com), with offices in 230 U.S. cities, hires many older workers to provide in-home personal and companion care for seniors. Caregivers' services include help with housework, meal preparation, errands, transportation, medication reminders and Alzheimer's care. The pay is $8 to $12 an hour; most work an average of 20 hours per week.

Senior Job Bank (www.seniorjobbank.org) is a site where job seekers age 50 and older can search for jobs by category, industry or location, post resumes and register for a job-search agent.

Seniors4Hire.org (www.seniors4hire.org) is another nationwide online career center and job bank with openings posted by businesses actively recruiting the 50-and-over population. Also includes targeted career resources and articles for older workers.

WiserWorker.com (www.wiserworker.com) enables baby boomers and older workers to search for job listings by keyword or location and provides career articles and resources plus listings of local job fairs across the country.

YourEncore (www.yourencore.com) seeks to match retired engineers and scientists with companies that need to meet a capacity surge or fill a short-term need, with clients that include Fortune 500 firms such as Boeing, Eli Lilly and Procter & Gamble. The retirees sometimes are brought in as temporary mentors for new hires.

Over 50? Job boards abound for you 11/08/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 5:05pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

Copyright: For copyright information, please check with the distributor of this item, Associated Press.
    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. As St. Petersburg's Jabil Circuit broadens its business, it shrinks its name to Jabil

    Corporate

    St. Petersburg's Fortune 500 company, Jabil Circuit, informally tossed aside the "Circuit" in its name some time ago. That's because circuit board manufacturing, the company's core business for decades, has been squeezed out by a broader business agenda ranging from consumer packaging to supply chain management.

    Jabil Circuit informally dropped "Circuit" from its marketing material and signage, like at its St. Petersburg headquarters, years ago. Now it's official.
[Times file photo]
  2. Kahwa Coffee to open second drive-thru store in St. Petersburg

    Retail

    Kahwa Coffee will open its 12th location and fourth with a drive-thru in a former "farm store" in St. Petersburg.

    Kahwa Coffee will open its 12th location and fourth with a drive-thru in a former "farm store" in St. Petersburg.
[Times file photo]

  3. Target Corp. reaches $18.5 million settlement with 47 states over data breach

    Retail

    NEW YORK — Target Corp. has reached an $18.5 million settlement over a massive data breach that occurred before Christmas in 2013.

    Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia have reached an $18.5 million settlement with Target Corp. to resolve the states' probe into the discounter's massive pre-Christmas data breach in 2013. 
[Associated Press]
  4. John Morgan 'prepared to invest $100M' in medical marijuana

    State Roundup

    John Morgan spent nearly $7 million pushing two statewide ballot initiatives to expand medical marijuana throughout the state of Florida.

    Personal injury lawyer John Morgan says he's ready to invest $100 million in medical marijuana. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]
  5. Google tracking real-world sales as well as online ads

    Business

    SAN FRANCISCO — Google already monitors your online shopping — but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in real-world stores as part of its latest effort to sell more digital advertising.

     Google already monitors your online shopping - but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in real-world stores as part of its latest effort to sell more digital advertising. 
[Associated Press]