What's more, these unemployed job seekers say it is even harder for them to find work because of what they see as age bias.
According to these recent reports, unemployment rates for older Canadian workers reached record levels last year, partly because fewer employees eligible for early retirement benefits are dropping out of the labor force.
The lack of retirement savings and concerns by soon-to-be retirees about whether they will have enough retirement income to live comfortably in later life appear to have discouraged early retirement.
Canadian baby boomers are now remaining in the labor force and searching for work after they lose their jobs.
Even the so-called retired are looking for so-called retirement jobs.
On that note, is "retirement job" an oxymoron?
Some of my favorite quotes relating to unemployment in retirement or otherwise:
- Gainfully unemployed, very proud of it, too.
— Charles Baxter
Every prosperous person who does not work has a creative scheme that does.
— John Otway
If I wanted to become a tramp, I would seek information and advice from the most successful tramp I could find. If I wanted to become a failure, I would seek advice from men who have never succeeded. If I wanted to succeed in all things, I would look around me for those who are succeeding, and do as they have done."
— Joseph Marshall Wade
- Jobs During Retirement on The Real Career Success Resource Center
- Dream Retirement Jobs on UnrealJob.com