The workforce is aging, even as jobs continue to require new tech skills. There are now more Americans over the age of 50 than under the age of 18. Each day, 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 and 65 percent of them say they plan to keep working past that milestone. With an average life expectancy of 79, that could be another decade or more.
So, is retirement obsolete? How can we improve the quality of the jobs older workers are getting hired for now? And how can we prepare workers 40-plus for jobs of the future, and maybe another 30-plus years of work?
We took these questions to the experts: Paul Irving, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging Chairman; Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Economic Policy Institute Director of Retirement; Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research labor economist; and Art Bilger, Founder and CEO of WorkingNation. – Working Nation, 14 October 2019