Category Archives: Employment & Opportunities

Marketable Skills After Retirement

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Top Tips for Re-entering the Workforce.

Dreaming about the day retirement arrives is something that every worker – regardless of whether it’s their first day on the job or their 7,300th day. So, when the big moment actually arrives, it can be overwhelming and exciting.

For some, retirement is everything they hoped it would be and more. They are able to take up a new hobby, or travel the world, or just sleep in every day past 6 a.m. if that is their desire. For others, retirement is a short-lived experience. According to the Pew Research Center, more older Americans – defined as those age 65 and older – are returning to the workforce following retirement. The largest increase in the number of seniors in the workforce occurred following the Great Recession of 2008.

While some seniors have returned to the workforce due to financial necessity, others return because they miss working. Whatever the reason, it can be challenging for seniors to re-enter the world of the working. Knowing which skills are the most marketable and which industries are more likely to hire experienced workers can help make finding a job you enjoy more likely. Continue reading


Want to Help Shape the Golden Years?

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Join the Team Making a Difference.

Seniors and boomers are among the most valuable – and fastest-growing – segment of our population.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging, there presently are 46.2 million people age 65 or older living the in U.S., representing 14.5 percent of the population. By 2060, it is estimated that the number of seniors living in the U.S. will more than double.

As more members of the population continue to age into the golden years, their needs also will continue to increase. Among the most common needs of the aging is the transition from single-family homes to retirement communities or other housing options designed to accommodate their specific needs.

When the time comes to help them downsize and shape the next phase of their lives, the professionals at the Upside of Downsizing® provide the tips and tools to make the transition to a healthier and more manageable living environment a success. Continue reading