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Employment After Retirement

By: Heather Moorefield

Today's retirement is very different. For more and more seniors, retirement is a liberating experience filled with options never before available. Because today's seniors are healthier and more active, planning for retirement involves much more than just financial planning. It involves thoughtful planning about what you want to do with the rest of your life, whether it's starting your own business, part-time work, consulting, volunteering, mentoring, a variety of leisure activities, or a unique combination tailored to your needs. Below are some employment websites that can be useful when looking for a job after retirement!


RetirementJobs.com seeks to identify and certify companies that are most-suited and most friendly to workers over age 50 and match them with active, productive, conscientious, mature adults seeking a job or project that matches their lifestyle. Whether you are seeking to supplement your income, a new challenge, a way to get out and meet people, or another reason, this Web site should be very helpful. It is recognized as the leading specialty electronic job posting board for people 50 and older.

Indeed.com Job Search Engine
Indeed.com is a job search engine that allows job seekers to find employment opportunities posted on thousands of company career site and job boards. It is an aggregator of employment advertising and currently lists jobs in more than 53 countries.

National Senior Living Providers Network
This organization is a premiere online community for jobs, news and information for professionals working in the senior care field. It lists positions for those working in independent living, assisted living, long term care skilled nursing, a nursing home, home health or home care.

Workforce 50.com 
Workforce50.com serves older workers with a full service job board and career site. All jobs are placed by employers specifically interested in staffing from the over-50 workforce. Their employment and education resources cater to mature workers searching for employment, in transition or approaching retirement.

Jobs 4.0
Jobs4.0 is the leading source of job opportunities for candidates 40 and over. They seek out jobs offered by companies that value diversity of experience. The organization works only with select companies that embrace the unique benefits that a more experienced worker can provide. Its mission is to post job opportunities that are open to workers of all ages.

Dinosaur Exchange
A senior job site with an international focus. It was established to act as an intermediary between the retired worker with experience and the people who need them as employees, mentors or consultants. The site also has a library with articles and reports related to the issue of mature hiring at http://www.dinosaur-exchange.com/FTP/document_collection.html. The site does not use ad syndication from other job boards, so the job ads are exclusively from people genuinely interested in mature hires. Currently Dinosaur Exchange is looking for commission based paid ambassadors to promote the site in their neighborhood on a part time basis.

Senior Employment Resources
Senior Employment Resources is a job placement service that matches companies with job seekers age 50 and over who live in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. It is a nonprofit that receives some funding from Fairfax County, Va.

Employment Network for Retired Government Experts
This site is aimed at retired federal, state, and local government employees who choose to remain productive in their professions or fields of expertise. Many would like to work in the private sector.

Your Encore Inc. 
This Company recruits retired scientists, engineers and product developers who are available to solve problems on a short-term basis for member and non-member companies. Retirees are employed by Your Encore and are provided all the administrative, marketing, and accounting support they need thereby allowing them to focus on solutions. The company seeks to enroll recently-retired and/or highly-experienced experts who are scientists, engineers, product developers, market research experts, quality control and quality assurance experts, medical professionals, and business development managers. Your Encore takes charge of presenting retiree skills, talents and experiences to best address the needs of prospective companies.

The Phoenix Link
The Phoenix Link is a not-for-profit group that offers free services for re-careering executives and technologists. The company's primary focus is connecting experienced executives and technologists with interim and full time management positions. It works hand-in-hand with professional recruitment/staffing firms and assists exceptional individuals in transition. The positions are not restricted to older workers.

Bridgestar is an advisory and executive search firm who’s Web site lists senior positions in nonprofit organizations. It reports that over the next decade, nonprofit organizations will need to attract 640,000 new "senior leaders," which is equal to about 2.4 times the number of executives currently working in the nonprofit sector. The positions are not restricted to older workers.

Commongood Careers
This organization is a nonprofit job search firm that is dedicated to helping today's most effective social entrepreneurs hire the best talent. Founded by nonprofit professionals, Commongood Careers offers personalized, engaged services to job seekers and organizations throughout the hiring process, as well as access to a wealth of knowledge about careers in the social sector.

Opportunity Knocks.org
This organization offers job listings in nonprofit organizations. You can search by keyword and other criteria. The positions are not restricted to older workers.

this site was designed by www.CareerBuilder.com to serve the needs of 50+ workers seeking to connect with employers who want to tap into the knowledge and skills they offer. It provides help for those looking for part-time, full-time or contract positions. It also has information about job searching, career management and workplace issues.

Careerjet is an employment search engine designed to make the process of finding a job on the Internet easier for the user. It maps a huge selection of job offerings available on the Internet in one extensive database by referencing job listings originating from company websites, recruitment agency websites and large specialist recruitment sites. It offers opportunities for job seekers of all ages. Using a fast and straightforward interface, users can query this database and save themselves the trouble of visiting each site individually. The job offerings themselves are not hosted by Careerjet. Users are always redirected to the original job listing. Essentially, Careerjet acts as traffic driver to those sites. Careerjet's job search engine network encompasses over 50 countries, featuring separate interfaces that are translated into 20 languages.

National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC)
This nonprofit organization brings together experienced workers and organizations seeking support, thereby helping to ensure that older workers can continue to contribute their skills and knowledge. Launched with the help of AARP in September 1997, NOWCC began operations with a unique mission that focused solely on promotion of an age-diverse work force through expansion of employment and training opportunities. It currently provides employment services for skilled mid-career and older workers interested in environmental project assignments.

JobsOver50 is a free web-based employment service for Baby Boomers and retirees. It creates partnerships with schools and alma maters throughout North America which serve as liaisons. This model delivers a career service edge to schools at no charge (and lifelong career services), a competitive edge to the 50+ job market seekers and high quality results to employers. The company is a member of the GoliathJobs network, the #1 employment service on the Web.

Green Careers Guide
This web site provides articles and other resources about green jobs to help individuals find jobs in the fast-growing green industry. It also has a search engine to help people locate jobs in various parts of the country.

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