It started as an unnamed trend. Workers age 50+ remained on the job, well past traditional retirement age, but sought purpose along with a paycheck.
According to a 2008 MetLife/Civic Ventures study, as many as 8.4 million people age 44-75 are currently in what we now call “encore careers,” jobs that combine personal meaning, social impact and a paycheck. And that number is expected to grow, with more than half of those not yet in an encore career saying that they want to pursue one.
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