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Baby boomers finding online jobs

Posted on October 14th, 2013 Read time: 1 minutes

As baby boomers reach retirement age, many will continue working. Whether its to due to dwindled retirement funds or simply a desire to stay active, 82 percent of working Americans over 50 say it is likely they will work for pay in retirement, according to a recent survey by Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

But just because they'll be working doesn't mean they'll be stalling plans to travel, join a country club, or settle into a new home. Many baby boomers will utilize the fluidity of the internet to work as they play. "How would a morning spent outside, golfing or gardening or biking or swimming, followed by an afternoon of online work, suit you," asked Dr. Carolee Duckworth in a recent article for the National Association of Boomer Women. An online job offers flexibility that molds into retirement plans, which is very attractive to baby boomers.

But where will these jobs come from? Duckworth contends that retirees will be able to take advantage of the growing online contract workforce. Some agencies claim levels of growth twice as high as the standard workforce, she explains. If the need for contract workers is growing, baby boomers may be the ones to step up and take the offer.

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