AARP Launches Online Career Service
The AARP is expanding its online career service for workers over 50 and has partnered with RetirementJobs.com
The new service will allow workers to search for jobs from age friendly employers. AARP members will have access to RetirementJobs.com’s job search tool. The AARP says the partnership will identify employers that have policies, practices and programs that match the employment needs of people over 50.
RetirementJobs.com’s vice president of research and chief career counselor, Bob Skladany will offer career advice on the AARP Web site via blogs and columns.
"We are committed to working closely with AARP to meet the growing career needs of people over 50," said Tim Driver, CEO of RetirementJobs.com. "There is a unique opportunity in the years ahead for our organizations to have a real impact, helping people make a life change and achieve greater overall personal satisfaction and financial security."
Fifty and over workers currently represent 28 percent of the workforce, and its estimated that by 2016 the number will increase to 33.5 percent, according to the AARP.
"Given that nearly half of AARP’s members are currently working, our new collaboration with RetirementJobs.com will add great breadth to AARP’s career site by providing our members opportunities to find job openings and transition into new jobs," said Deborah Russell, AARP’s Director of Workforce Programs.