Jobs for retirees returning to work

From full-time C++ programmers to part-time Walmart hosts, retirees have re-entered the workforce for the financial and other benefits that create value for employers and employees.

Some managers have begun to realize and respect older workers joining their work environment, despite reports of ageism in the workplace.

“We not only bring knowledge, but also wisdom,” said Larry Jacobson, retired head coach at Buoy Coaching in California, who is also a retired CEO. “[Retirees have] wisdom on how to handle situations, how to treat people… It’s like, ‘Oh yeah, I’ve seen that before. I know what to do in this particular case…’ So that’s what older people can offer.

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