Why seniors are plugging in for encore careers

Why seniors are plugging in for encore careers

During a conference call staff meeting on my last day of work, I announced that I was leaving my previous job after 15 years of cumulative service. Few were surprised, but a colleague I had known for many years asked the inevitable and age-appropriate question.

“Are you retiring?” she asked. “Nope,” I responded. “I am just getting started.”

I am one of millions of seniors in the U.S. who decided to walk away from an established body of work and seek what is commonly referred to as “an encore career.”

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