WORK

The New 50s: Far From Retirement

Making a New Start in a Business of Their Own

Whether because of layoffs or a desire for a new challenge, older people are becoming entrepreneurs at an increasing rate. — The New York Times

The Case for Hiring Older Workers

… perhaps one of the biggest and most problematic types of bias we face is the bias of age: we often evaluate people based on their age, and this is now becoming a major challenge in the workplace. — Harvard Business Review

Finding My Identity After Losing My Job at 60

I turned 60 last year, and within months learned that the job I’d hoped would be my last before retirement was being cut. — Next Avenue

The Longevity Project at Stanford University presents the video: “Older Workers and the Lessons of the Pandemic.” The panel discusses the difficulty in finding work as we age and the repurcussions. One panel member, 63-year old Ray Suarez,  a well-known journalist with PBS Newshour among his credits, explains his experience looking for work after a storied career. You can read his story in The Washington Post.

RESOURCES

Books

Women’s Work: Stories from Pioneering Women Shaping our Workforce,
— Chris Crimson, 2020, Simon & Schuster  

Waiting on Retirement: Aging and Economic Insecurity in Low-Wage Work, — Mary Gatta, 2018, Stanford University Press 

Aging, Work, and Retirement,
— Elizabeth F. Fideler, 2020, Rowman & LIttlefield Publishers