older workers

  • To meet the challenges of  an aging workforce and decades of low birth rates, America has the opportunity to revolutionize innovation, regulation and workplace culture. Photo by Flickr user Julie70.
    June 18, 2014   BY Milton Ezrati 

    America has always projected virtues of youth, overwhelming the world with its brute force. But demographic challenges, namely an aging workforce and low birth rates, mean the American economy has some adjusting to do. That’s a good thing, says economist Milton Ezrati, because it gives the U.S. an opportunity to increase innovation, improve workplace culture and even embrace the virtues of age to produce high-value products. Continue reading

  • September 2, 2013  

    Americans who work past traditional retirement age are extending their productive lives. They’re also paying taxes longer, which may have big implications for the country’s finances. As part of his Making Sen$e series, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading

  • June 24, 2013   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Political editor Christina Bellantoni interviewed data producer Elizabeth Shell about the in-depth interactive, New Adventures for Older Workers, on the lessons learned, pitfalls, whys and hows of the project. People are putting off retirement. More workers are punching timecards well … Continue reading

  • June 17, 2013   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    David Thompson is “semi-retired.” After his official retirement, the NASCAR buff decided to take a part-time job at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. “I just did not want to totally quit working.” David Thompson didn’t want to … Continue reading

  • June 14, 2013   BY David Pelcyger and Elizabeth Shell  

    Joel Peters, 62, plans on working as a paramedic for as long as he can perform the physically demanding job. Video shot and produced by David Pelcyger. Sixty-two isn’t too old to be a paramedic, at least according to Joel … Continue reading

  • June 13, 2013   BY David Pelcyger and Elizabeth Shell  

    Video shot and produced by David Pelcyger. After 12 years working for the federal government, Charles Smith III took an early retirement. Two years later, at 63, he’s back working part-time as a produce clerk for $10 an hour to … Continue reading

  • June 12, 2013  

    Americans who work past traditional retirement age are extending their productive lives. They’re also paying taxes longer, which may have big implications for the country’s finances. As part of his Making Sen$e series, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading

  • May 3, 2013  

    Despite a rosier jobs picture in April, for Americans ages 55 or older who have been unemployed long-term, the prospect of finding work is greatly limited. Economic correspondent Paul Solman explores why older workers face joblessness and considerable financial strain. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2013  

    A disappointing jobs report has sparked fears of a slowing recovery. Although the unemployment rate dipped slightly, that reduction was attributed to people retiring or who had stopped looking for work. Judy Woodruff reports on why the job market in March took a sharp decline from the past two months. Continue reading

  • March 18, 2013  

    In academia, many professors remain working and teaching long past traditional retirement age, leaving younger potential professors shut out from highly coveted full-time, tenured positions. As part of a series on older workers, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how institutions are negotiating with aging faculty. Continue reading

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