The older workforce continues to make headlines

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


As jobs in hospitality, recreation and travel rebound, post-retirees find income-supplementing jobs and rewarding new work in parks, travel companies, and other recreation-related organizations. An additional consideration is the lower or subsidized cost of living that accompanies working in rural areas or for an employer who contributes or covers your room and board, points out Linda Barrington, Executive Director for the Institute for Compensation Studies at Cornell University - ILR School. Quoted by the Boston Globe in its article "Work that looks like summer camp," Barrington explained that this total rewards calculation can make sense for some baby boomers. Older workers are being adventuresome from a career path perspective, but also locating outside urban areas can lower living costs as well, she adds.

For the full story, see www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/07/19/learning-make-work-more-like-summer-camp/I2OlTacuBodYKKjo22ihcO/story.html, by New York Times reporter Amy Zipkin

For more on thinking differently about older workers, watch the ILR Online Webcast "The 50+ Workforce: High Potentials You Might Be Overlooking"