Mature Workforce News From the U.S.A. and Around the World

From Washington D.C.: The National Council on Aging (NCOA) reports that Americans aged 50 plus account for 28% of all delinquencies and foreclosures. And, some people still wonder why we must work later in life!

From Wisconsin: Barb Wulf gave us the following information in her recent Blog gleaned through data from the U.S. Department of Labor; Retirement Jobs; U.S. Census Bureau; and Center

3 Steps to Finding a Job on the Internet

While the Internet is a great tool to use in finding a new career opportunity, most job seekers don’t use it effectively. There are 3 main steps in using the Internet to support a career transition:1.) Research: Use it as a tool to gain information on the economy, industries and trends that effect them. Identify companies that interest you and gain insights into their operations.2.) Networking:

Boomers and Traditionalists Seek Job Search & Entrepreneurial Support

Brad Taft will be a keynoter at Embrace Change 2010, a career conference on April 27, 2010 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Phoenix area Job seekers and entrepreneurs are invited to this FREE day-long action summit for executives and professionals exploring career options. Embrace Change 2010 features experts in executive transition, business start-ups and the job market who will team up to present

The Intergenerational Workplace: Can’t We All Work Well Together?

I just returned from the Aging In America 2008 Conference of the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging. I was pleased to observe that, in the midst of heavy duty research papers by academics and government statisticians, there were some excellent presentations on the realities of the aging workforce and the effect that four generations have in the workplace.Two panels on the

Overcoming Myths About Older Workers: No. 1

Myth No. 1: Older Workers are too Expensive. In the merit-based 20th century, the longer people worked, the more they earned. Stay at a company, do your job adequately, and year after year you got a merit raise in pay. In the market-driven, global-economic 21st century, private and public sector organizations have to be efficient low cost providers.Even if your job is a staff position not