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Age Discrimination, Caregiving and Health Issues Limit Options for Older Workers
Even with low unemployment rates making employers desperate to hire, many older adults say they are trapped in jobs that either don't match their skills or don't let them work as many hours as they'd like, a new survey from AARP finds. (read more)
Webinar: Engagement and Entrepreneurship Research
Join Christina Matz and Cal J. Halvorsen from the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College to learn about an evidence-based program to increase physical, social and cognitive engagement in later life, plus new research on the entrepreneurial aspirations of a diverse group of midlife and older Americans.
November 12, 3pm EST / 12pm PST (Register for the webinar here.)
Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work Fall Institute (part of the Boston College Center on Aging & Work) was held on September 26-27 to great acclaim. Participants, pictured above, gathered from around the world to explore ideas for research that furthers our understanding of-- Equity, Justice and Inclusion among Older Workers in the Changing Context of Aging & Work. (read more)
Co-director Jacquelyn James gave a presentation, What's Up? What's Happening with the Aging Workforce? at the Age Strong @ Work, an employment workshop series for people 50+ on Saturday, September 14, sponsored by Mayor Martin Walsh and the City of Boston. (read more)
Over 50 and Freelancing to Fill the Gaps in Retirement Funds
The stereotype of today’s freelancer is a young, scrappy urbanite hustling for gigs in a shared work space or coffee shop. And while it is true that millennials make up the largest chunk of the freelancer population in the United States, another demographic may soon catch up: their parents. (read more)