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Older Americans: Staying on the job

Posted at 10:39 AM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 18:34:48-04

A recent AARP survey finds many Americans are willing to work beyond retirement age, and the workforce is already reflecting that change.

"Right now, for the first time, there are five generations in the workforce," says AARP’s Susan Weinstock.  "That actually makes the workplace more efficient, more productive and it lowers absenteeism."

While most want to stay in the job that got them here, others are inventing new work, like Barb Holmquist. She’s now a "move manager," helping even older people downsize.  

"Many of them have moved several times and have done all the arrangements theirselves in the past, now they know they just can’t do that," she explains.  

AARP surveyed older workers after workplace complaints.

"We did find that 61 percent of our survey’s respondents said they had experienced some sort of age discrimination in the workplace, and that is troubling," Weinstock says.

Troubling and possibly illegal, in a country where 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day.