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22 September 2009—About 9.5 million American retirees are considering at least a partial return to the labor force, but landing a job isn't easy for anyone in the economic downturn. Individuals aged 55+ are more one third as likely to find a job as those aged 25-34.

However, being technologically proficient will help you beat one common rap against older workers, writes Paul Keegan of Money Magazine. Some 44% of employers believe older employees are averse to technology vs. 13% who say the same about younger workers, according to a study by the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College.