There’s a huge job market out there, and it’s not all reserved for the under-50 crowd.
There are many employers who value the experience, wide skill set and mature work ethic that older workers bring to the workplace.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for workers age 45 to 54 was 2.9 percent — and the rate for workers age 55 and older was 2.7 percent — as of February. That’s compared with an overall unemployment rate of 3.8 percent.
If you’re an older worker looking for a new job, or looking to re-enter the workforce, start your job search by considering the following age-friendly companies and job resources.
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