The American work landscape may be more confusing than ever for those over 50. Companies have pared back jobs to protect the bottom line, and workers over 50 have been hit harder than younger, lower-paid employees.
Some older employees start over in new fields; others take jobs for which they are overqualified; others take any job at all. But there is hope. AARP has partnered with companies such as LinkedIn to create Work Reimagined, a new organization offering peer connections, career counseling and, best of all, jobs from companies that value older workers' experience. AARP president Rob Romasco and Peggy Northrup, editor-in-chief of WorkReimagined.org, explain more.
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