11% of workers over 60 say they don't think they'll ever be able to retire.
Mature professionals are far from an endangered species, and few plan to stop working anytime soon, according to a survey from CareerBuilder. Some continue working to compensate for the hit personal and retirement savings took during the recession. But it's not all about money. Many still feel they have too much to contribute to even consider retirement. And many employers agree; several said they plan to hire older employees this year. "Whether mature workers are motivated by financial concerns or simply enjoy going to work every day, we're seeing more people move away from the traditional definition of retirement to seek 'rehirement'," says Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder. "At the same time, employers are seeing the value these mature workers can bring to an organization, from their intellectual capital to their mentoring and training capabilities." More than 870 U.S. workers age 60 and over, as well as over 3,020 hiring managers and human resources professionals, took part in the survey.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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