When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

05 July 2006

Online employment networks for older workers

Jerry Toomer retired from a 25-year career at Dow Chemical in 2003. But today he's back at work, having found a consulting job through an employment network designed specifically for older adults, YourEncore.com.

'I don't see myself as a retiree,' says Mr. Toomer, a 57-year-old organizational-development expert in Indianapolis. As part of his new responsibilities, 'I did a very interesting project where I helped the company foster innovation in its leading-edge R&D group,' he says. 'A great use of my expertise.'

Faced with the prospect of millions of retiring baby boomers, companies across the country, including Eli Lilly & Co., Procter & Gamble Co. and Boeing Co., are increasingly eager to lure back to the work force retirees with decades of experience in their chosen fields. But finding the right candidates has been tricky, with most companies relying on personal connections to locate willing older workers.
Online employment networks spring up for 55-plus crowd (The Wall Street Journal, via "Construction")

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