Employment and Career Change Resources for People Over 50

As Bob Dylan wrote in the early 60s, "the times they are a-changin'". The workforce is aging. Many of the 78.3 million baby boomers will choose not to retire as previous generations have done. They want to stay engaged, some pushing forward and some scaling back, and some seeking more meaningful career paths. Workforce50.com arms the older workforce with employment resources and career information to achieve their goals. Help them make the most of their talents. Hire them.

Workforce50.com Favorite Employers

Certain companies have been in the news and recognized as having hiring and employment practices that tend to engage, encourage and nurture their older, more experienced workers. This is the current list. Browse their current job openings by selecting a company name.

For a selection of favorite employers by industry, see the NEW sections listed to the left Jobs: Education, Jobs: Government and Jobs: Healthcare. Watch for more sections to be added.

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Interesting. A total of 3.6% of all undergraduates nationwide are age 50 or over. This includes certificate programs (6.2%), associate degrees (3.9%), bachelor degrees (2.1%) and other programs (12.8%). Data from US Department of Education as of 12/31/2011.

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Careers and Education: For Job Changers

Workforce50.com includes a career and education section to assist boomers and experienced workers who are considering a career change or job transition. We provide salary and job growth data for a wide range of career opportunities. Local data is available for each job in major metropolitan areas across the country and includes the number of jobs, mean salary and a local popularity index.

These are examples of careers in which our readers have expressed strong interest:

In addition to the career data, we provide information on training and education for each career listed. For instance, if a reader is interested in becoming a mechanical drafter, we provide information on schools that have training programs to become a mechanical drafter. Schools are listed by state if they are campus-based and online if the training is delivered online. Readers can request more information on specific training programs using the links to the online forms.

Visit Careers and Education for the complete listing.