What Jobs Do Employers Want Older Workers to Do?

IB#20-13

The brief’s key findings are:

  • Many people want to work longer for a secure retirement, but this strategy requires employers willing to hire them on worthwhile terms.
  • The question is, what jobs do employers really want older workers to do?
  • The analysis compares job postings on RetirementJobs.com, a website for older workers, to those on a large general jobs site for workers of all ages.
  • The results show that the jobs potentially open to older workers tend to pay better but are less likely to provide benefits.
  • And RetirementJobs.com direct postings – as opposed to those cross-posted from a general website – pay much less than jobs in general.