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In the News Archive 2010

Heldrich Center Director Dr. Carl Van Horn discussed the new study by Boston College’s Sloan Center

30 December 2010—Older Job Seekers Struggle to Find Work During the Great Recession with America’s Work Force Radio.

Working past 65: Boomers face job challenges in senior years

9 December 2010—For many Boomers, 65 won't be retirement age. It's be another year of work for those with a job, and a diminished lifestyle for those without.

Exploding the myths about older workers

8 December 2010—Everybody's heard about how the Baby Boomers are putting off retirement. That's going to put a big burden on employers, right? Wrong. Recent research from | HR Morning | Your daily dose of HR.

5 Reasons Your Retirement Will Include Work

8 December 2010—Paid employment is increasingly becoming a part of the retirement years.

Boomers and Other Forces Driving Change in 2011

6 December 2010—From crowdsourced shopping to mancessories: The 10 trends that will define opportunity next year.

The Disrupters: Forces Driving Change in 2011

December 1, 2010—"What this means is that boomers will have a lot of power," says Stephen Sweet, a lead researcher at Boston College's Sloan Center on Aging and Work.

Boomers and Other Forces Driving Change in 2011

6 December 2010—From crowdsourced shopping to mancessories: The 10 trends that will define opportunity next year.

Over 50 and Out of Work

30 November 2010—Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Director of the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, discusses the negative perceptions that employers often have about older workers and what older workers, who seek to be hired, can do to overcome them. She also dispels the myth that older and younger workers.

Seniors Return to Retirement Jobs

18 November 2010—Increasingly senior citizens are returning to a retirement job after official retirement. They find jobs that provide social interaction, emotional fulfillment and a productive way to spend their time.

Career Climbers Share Conan O'Brien's Pain

10 November 2010—NEW YORK (Reuters Life!)—Late-night television host Conan O'Brien was not alone when his career aspirations were crushed earlier this year by an older colleague who refused to retire, experts say.

As Skilled Workforce Ages, Flexibility is Key to Business Success

8 October 2010—With unemployment near record highs, it's natural to think this is not the right time to focus on the added benefits of workplace flexibility. But for older workers—and for their employers—there is no other time but now.

The Working in Retirement Study: Five Assumptions the Study Contests

6 October 2010—By Ellen Galinsky, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, and Melissa Brown.  Today we, Families and Work Institute and the Sloan Center on Aging and Work, released our new study on Working in Retirement: A 21st Century Phenomenon.

You’re Retired. Now Get to Work

6 October 2010—75 percent of workers aged 50 and older expect to have retirement jobs in the future. But not all of them are doing it to fill an income gap.

'Retirement Jobs' New Reality For Many

6 October 2010—A growing number of Americans say they expect to work well into traditional retirement years, a trend accelerated by the recession, changing attitudes and increased longevity. According to the Families and Work Institute, 20 percent of employees age 50 and over retired and then returned to the workplace.

What will be your “retirement job?” I think I’ve already found mine.

6 October 2010—Discussion of how retirement has changed and a look at a new report on how people are working in retirement.

US Manufacturing feeling talent pressure

23 September 2010—Center Researcher Stephen Sweet discussed how the aging workforce is putting pressures on the US manufacturing sector on America's Workforce Radio

As Skilled Workforce Ages, Flexibility is Key to Business Success

8 October 2010—With unemployment near record highs, it's natural to think this is not the right time to focus on the added benefits of workplace flexibility. But for older workers—and for their employers—there is no other time but now.

Understanding Multicultural Needs In Health Care

9 August 2010—While none of us can be certain what effect the changing policies will have on our nation, we do know that the health care industry is changing rapidly, and we have been challenged to provide affordable, high-quality care. With the changing demographics and evolving marketplace, we are increasing our focus toward understanding the multicultural needs of our customers.