Finding Work Now as an Older Worker


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Finding Work Now as an Older Worker

Many adults don’t quit working or making a difference in the world just because they reach a certain age.  Andrew Van Dam’s article in the Washington Post let’s us know that they're doing all sorts of jobs — crossing guards, farmers and ranchers, even truckers, as Heather Long revealed in a front-page story. Indeed, there are between 1,000 and 3,000 U.S. truckers age 85 or older, based on 2016 Census Bureau figures. Their ranks have roughly doubled since the Great Recession. Some work at later ages because they need extra money to pay for unexpected medical expenses, others work to stay connected to life and to the relationships that matter to them.  Others work to make a difference that would be a lasting legacy.   Notable among them are some of America’s most prominent workers who are around the age of 85. In 2018, the oldest Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was 85 (Sadly we lost her this past year). Rupert Murdoch,  87. So are George Soros, and Warren Buffett.  We also recently lost a wonderful woman who was in her 80’s   – Toni Morrison.

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