Employers describe the reasons why they recruit and hire job candidates age 50 and over. The statements were taken from a panel discussion AARP Foundation hosted in February 2012 about how to match unemployed workers with employers' needs in cities across the country.
Back to Work 50+
AARP Foundation is partnering with workforce services providers to strengthen the bridge between 50+ job candidates and respected employers. Back to Work 50+ is currently being administered by Arapahoe Douglas Works! We'll add more communities in 2013 and beyond.
- 50+ Job Candidates - call 1-855-850-2525
- Employers and Community Organizations - email backtowork50+Denver@aarp.org
Phoenix: Goodwill of Central Arizona
- 50+ Job Candidates – call 1-855-850-2525
- Employers and Community Organizations – email backtowork50+Phoenix@aarp.org
Use the navigational menu to learn more about the tools and resources that will help low-income Americans age 50 and over regain control of their financial stability.
Programs & Services
(Marketwatch, April 2) - A new survey by the Insured Retirement Institute notes a marked drop in the last two years in boomers' confidence that they are saving enough for retirement. Read
(Marketplace, March 27) - Recent studies indicate that 50+ Americans now carry more credit card debt than those under 50, the first time for such a swing. And a good portion of that debt comes from older Americans helping out struggling relatives. Read
(Huffington Post, March 21) - In her most recent blog, Sara Rix, senior strategic policy advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute, notes that although many older Americans want to keep working, challenges such as ill health, job loss and caregiving responsibilities often still stand in the way; however, ongoing improvements in employment options continue to make "working close to forever" highly appealing. Read