Looking for a Job at Age 50+?
If you're a 50+ Bay State worker who is looking for a job, please visit the AARP Work and Jobs website. Here you'll find resources to help with your job search; information about making a career change; resources for small business owners, or those who'd like to start a small business; and unemployment information, including how to deal with job loss after age 50+. It's all right here, at aarp.org/work.
In addition, AARP is pleased to announce the results of a new study that highlights many of the sound reasons for recruiting, hiring, and retaining a workforce that includes workers age 50+.
The study, A Business Case for Older Workers Age 50+ - A Look at the Value of Experience , prepared for AARP by Aon Hewitt, demonstrates that the business case for hiring and retaining workers age 50+ is strong, and that recruiting workers age 50+ is critical to the success of high-performing businesses.
The report was presented to business executives, hiring managers, and human resource professionals at an event on Oct. 21, 2015, where details of the study were discussed. A panel of the following experts spoke about the necessity of hiring workers age 50+:
- Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts
- Nancy LeaMond, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, AARP
- Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Director, SSW Doctoral Program, Boston College
- Mike Rudman, Director, Employers Resource Group, Associated Industries of Massachusetts
- James Roosevelt, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Tufts Health Plan