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"Finished at 40" or "Second Wind?" Employment Challenges and Opportunities for the New Older Worker and the Workplace

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Linda Zamer; Ronald I. Coun; Leonard C. Schneider

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 81:3-4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Labor (Employment and labor supply)
Population and demographics (Older people)

Keywords: Employment; Elderly; Demography

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The coming "age wave" of retiring Baby Boomers will have a dramatic effect on American business, as well as on society's views of aging and the older worker. This article presents an overview of demographic trends and their implications for the workplace and the aging worker of tomorrow. It includes a description of best practices gained through a three-year specialized job placement program for the older worker developed by the Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest called Maturity Work and concludes with a commentary on special needs populations.