Baby Boomers who need to supplement their
Social Security, pension and/or investment income should
consider working part time. Some may want to work part
time just to stay active and involved. In addition to
extra income, many employers offer benefit packages to
seniors even though they are only working part time.
In fact it may be worthwhile for a Baby Boomer to work part
time just to receive health insurance.
Baby Boomers are fortunate in that there is
a building demand for experienced, reliable senior workers.
Senior Citizens Employment and Training, "Sixty-four
million boomers are poised to retire over the
decade...Depending on what they do, there may not be enough
younger workers with the right skills to replace them. Some
labor analysts are predicting a shortage of as much as 10
million workers by the end of the decade."
A good place for Baby Boomers who have a
limited income to begin a search for part-time employment is
at the AARP Foundation.
Its Senior Employment Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
helps those 55 and older who need jobs find jobs. With over
77 project sites in 22 states and Puerto Rico, SCSEP has
already helped over 400,000 low-income seniors across
America develop the skills and confidence they need to
secure a meaningful job, increase their financial security,
and help their community.
To learn more, visit the AARP Foundation
SCSEP resource page.
CareerBuilder.com has launched a job site for Baby Boomers,
PrimeCB.com. It allows you to search for both
part-time and full-time positions where employers are
specifically interested in Baby Boomers. This is a
great resource that you should check out. Sign up for
alerts to automatically be notified when a position that you
are interested in opens up.
Boomers should also visit AARP's
National Employer Team, made up of independent companies
that have completed AARP screening who want to recruit and
keep mature workers. This highly recommended site
allows you to search by employer or by industry.
For rewarding work in non-profit organizations addressing
crucial social and environmental areas, visit
Encore Guide to learn more about pursuing encore careers
in education, health care, government and the environment.
A great site for finding local opportunities, whether
full-time or part-time work, is
This is a free web-based employment service dedicated to the
50+ job seeker. We checked it out - good resource!
Want to make money by part-time tutoring? We have the
perfect site for you! Just sign up and go through
their process to become listed in their high-visibility,
searchable online database.
You can also make money by buying items at garage sales or
in bulk, then selling them online. Here's a goods
place to start your online marketing business:
As you search for a part-time job, don't get
discouraged. Keep your options open and weigh the
benefits of each opportunity. You may wind up doing
something you never considered...and thoroughly enjoying it!