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Aging Workforce

How The Gig Economy Can Benefit Boomers

Jeb Harrison | Posted 10.06.2016 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

All this discussion of our current "gig" economy has probably got Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker, and every other pre-sixties jazz musician rolling in their graves. I can hear them bellyaching: 'A gig economy? There ain't enough nightclubs to support that many gigs!'

7 Ways Businesses Can Surf the Silver Tsunami and Survive

Janice Celeste | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
Janice Celeste

The Silver Tsunami refers to the takeover of an aging workforce. By 2020, 25 percent of the United States workforce will be comprised of workers age 55 and older. For the first time in history, there will be four generations of employees in the workforce.

Unions and Other Old Things

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The minimal role of unions in the 21st century prompts us to consider what else does and does not make sense in the workplace when we live healthy, active lives into our 70s, 80s, and 90s. In societies that are defined by more old than young, the traditions that have for decades shaped work need to be reconsidered.

Older Shoppers, Stronger Business

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.05.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Stock market volatility and reports of lost consumer confidence are the latest indicators feeding the anxieties about a global economic slow-down. If you listen to the pundits, you'll hear that 2015 is beginning with a "surprise slump" and a gloomy economic air.

Put Em Out to Pasture... Or Milk Em for All They've Got

Cathy Leibow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Leibow

Aging workforce issues are also having an increased impact on businesses. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 1977 and 2007, employment of workers 65 years and older increased by 101 percent.

Why Workforce and Housing Aren't 'Elderly' Issues

Robyn Stone | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

The economic upheaval we've experienced since 2007 has really upended our long-held assumptions about employment and retirement. My generation grew up thinking that we would retire comfortably at age 65 and that younger people would naturally come along to take our jobs and keep the economy growing.

Powering The 21st Century Economy

Lee D. Lambert | Posted 09.25.2013 | College
Lee D. Lambert

Community colleges are central to addressing the burgeoning skills gap, but we can't do it alone.

LOOK: The 20 Professions With The Oldest Employees

Posted 08.21.2013 | Fifty

Every day 10,000 people will turn 65 until 2030. This oft-cited statistic is already impacting conversations around health care, caregiving and the ec...

Why Most People Are Just 'Mediocre' At What They Do

The Saturday Evening Post | Posted 03.09.2013 | Fifty
The Saturday Evening Post

A short time ago, I called my bank with a simple question about my account, only to be faced with an endless maze of voice recognition questions -- press 1, press 4, for Spanish press 2, etc. etc. 'Can't I just get a human operator?' I fumed with exasperation. If I could, the call would have taken less than a minute.

The State of Quality Care Demands Quality Jobs

Nancy Lundebjerg | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Nancy Lundebjerg

Where could we as a nation focus our efforts to ensure available jobs are of good quality? One need look no further than the burgeoning field of eldercare with a particular focus on the direct care workforce.

More and More It's an Older Woman's World -- of Work

Sara Rix | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

Hardly a week goes by, it seems, without another headline highlighting the growing number of Americans who, for a variety of reasons, are pushing back their date of retirement. What gets less attention is that women comprise a sharply growing proportion of the older workforce.

A Closer Look At America's Aging Workforce

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty

More older Americans want to work than ever before. There is no question that economic stresses have delayed retirement and driven older people to kee...

A New and Fourth Stage of Adulthood

William K. Zinke | Posted 10.16.2012 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

We need to discard the negative attitudes about aging and recognize that we have a large and growing talent pool of older people who can significantly contribute to the country's economic growth and social well-being.

American Foreign Policy And The Demographic Dividend

Michael Hodin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If Obama and Romney want to recapture American greatness, they need to develop strategies so that older workers remain relevant and vital economic contributors.

Working Longer: Creating a 21st Century Workplace for the 21st Century Workforce

Kathleen E. Christensen | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business
Kathleen E. Christensen

We need a new set of reforms to address the millions of older Americans in the workplace, and to ensure that the jobs we have work for them.

Aging Citizens Contribute to National Growth

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

From Athens, Greece, to Madison, Wisconsin, the common theme today is said to be "austerity versus growth."

Ripe, Rich, Rewarding Work After 50

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Society's prevailing view seems to be that beyond a certain age men and women suddenly become uninteresting, unattractive and basically useless.

Technology For Brain Health: an Upcoming Revolution

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

We talk to the CEO of Baycrest, a brain fitness institute, about why Ontario and Baycrest chose to become pioneers in this area, and discuss some of the main opportunities, and challenges.