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3 Tips for a Smooth Transition into Retirement


How can you make the transition to retirement less painful?

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/33KFHP9

October 9, 2020

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Employer-sponsored Health Insurance Costs Keep Soaring


A final point: If you’re still working you may well need to pay Medicare’s high-income premium surcharges, which might make Medicare less competitive by comparison.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/2FflSWM

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Workplace Ageism: It’s Normal but not Ok


Podcast on ageism in employment practices, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting unemployment on older people, especially women and BIPOC.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/3nC9uBq

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61% of Women are Looking to Change Careers amid COVID-19 ― Here’s How to do it SUCCESSFULLY


Before COVID-19, women in their 40s and 50s faced hurdles if they wanted to make substantial career changes. Now during the pandemic, the hurdles are even higher.

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Ageism Is Rampant in COVID-19 Era


Employment among older workers is about 15 percentage points lower than it was in February, while the rate for all workers between the ages of 21 and 60 is about 10 points below February’s total.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/3cVNr3Q

October 4, 2020

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6 Ageist Interview Questions and How to Respond


In a survey by the career counseling site CAREEREALISM, of the 55% of professionals that identified as “seasoned workers” or “mid-life career changers,” 87% responded that they think age discrimination is hurting their job search.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/3nj4yBB

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For Whom the Pandemic Tolls: A Person-Centric Analysis of Older Workers


We offer a worker-centric perspective on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for the aging workforce.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/3om4h1l

September 30, 2020

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COVID-19 and its Implications for Research on Work Ability


We argue that the COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered a number of possible gaps in our understanding of the work ability concept itself, its antecedents, and outcomes.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/34jPBrk

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The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Older Workers: The Role of Self-Regulation and Organizations


In this commentary, I will take a more positive perspective on older workers and discuss the self-regulation strategies that older workers engage in and how organizations can stimulate this

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/35kPdIr

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