Senior Retiree Jobs

Many are still looking for senior retiree jobs.  Getting older does not have to mean having to retire fully. 

In fact for most of us, being able to slow-down a bit now a days means being able to do more enjoyable things; both on the personal front and on the professional front.

When we talk about senior retiree jobs, it could mean anything from starting that second career you've always wanted to start, starting your own business, volunteer work or even consulting just to name a few options.

Employers are beginning to change their hiring tactics these days when it comes to those of us over 50...even to retired baby boomers who are under 65. 

Don't be surprised when the person that checks you out at your local Target, Walmart or McDonalds or many other stores is a senior citizen.

These folks are starting at $10 to $15 an hour, which is above minimum wage, and is great supplemental income for someone who may be receiving a pension or is lucky enough to have a retirement 401K portfolio looking to extend it, or someone who just likes to work, be active and not yet ready to stop working.

The New Workforce

In a recent Forbes article written by Robin Ryan, Bloomberg just reported that senior citizens are replacing teens as fast-food workers in this tight labor market. You’ll notice that is starting to be true in retail stores too. 

Their solution is senior citizens and retired baby boomers.

In many cases simply there simply is not enough workers. Grocers and retailers are looking in new places to find employees—and often expanding their views on who they are willing to hire. Their solution is senior citizens and retired baby boomers.

The vast majority state they plan to work only part-time. Many senior citizens say they indeed feel the need for some more dollars to help offset costs.

According to the U.S. census, there are 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day. 

Some boomers say they may need the money, others say they need social interaction.

The vast majority state they plan to work only part-time...many senior citizens say they need more income to help offset higher costs or need better medical insurance.

Best Senior Retiree Jobs

Before fully retiring, many older workers move into a new job.  The new role may not pay as much as they are used to while during the peak of their career, but the job can be personally fulfilling, provide opportunities to socialize or help others and help them feel a better sense of value.

Landing a new job in your 50s or later can be a challenge, as we have discussed here on, but there are a few industries and occupations that tend to employ older workers.

My Top Senior Retiree Jobs & Employment Resources

  1. Teaching
  2. Consulting - (working PT at a former employer)
  3. Preparing taxes - (H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt Tax Service)
  4. Customer service representative
  5. Pet sitter/dog walker 
  6. Uber or Lift Driver
  7. Auto transporter (look into Hertz, Avis, Enterprise etc.)
  8. Grocery, fast food or retail
  9. USA Jobs website
  10. Child care, nannies or mother's helpers

Start Your Own Business 

Business ideas for the over 50s don’t have to be large undertakings.  It doesn’t need to be impressive, but it does need to fill that void inside of you that you may have had for many years.

Starting a business after retirement is probably right for you if you’ve always longed to….

  • Be your own boss
  • Do what you love full-time
  • Help others directly
  • Learn something totally new
  • Build a massive business from absolutely nothing

Volunteer / Mentor

Why volunteer?  Gratification.  Self-fulfillment.  Plus, it's a great way to meet new people and make new friends. After people stop working and their kids are gone, they lose many of the usual social connections.

Volunteering helps retirees meet people with similar interests and values.

There are plenty of reasons to volunteer your time for a good cause or to mentor someone or a young business that needs help, but can't afford to hire a consultant. It's got to be work you deeply believe in, so you'll get a lot more out of it -- you'll feel gratified, and you'll experience a great feeling of satisfaction helping those who need help.

What is your REAL passion...

  1. Is it animals (plenty of shelters and rescues need your help)
  2. Look into your local SCORE organization or Small Business Association (SBA)
  3. Your local YMCA usually has postings
  4. Hospitals have many needs for volunteers
  5. Libraries run many adult and children programs that could use your help with
  6. Schools and some colleges have many programs and needs for volunteers

There is also your local Red Cross, Food Banks/ Pantries and Church's of all faiths that need volunteer help.

What's on your mind? Is there something specific I can help you with?

This site's success will hinge on me helping you solve problems. For those of us over 50, we face more challenges than others younger than us when competing for jobs and getting doors to open.

I invite you all to share your stories of challenge and successes. We all can learn from those who have faced the same challenges. The idea here is to help and be helped - so please add your comment or insight!

Thank you for your contribution.

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