As the Workforce Ages...

While folks over 50 are looking for more flexibility, companies aren't racing to accommodate them, says the AARP's John Rother

There's a good chance that at least one person in your office has celebrated the Big Five-O recently. A baby boomer marks that milestone every seven seconds in the U.S., and four out of five say they'll be showing up for work at least part-time for years to come. In Beyond 50: A Report to the Nation on Economic Security, the AARP takes a look at the economic and social well-being of this fast-growing age group. Government data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics already show an uptick in the number of older workers punching in. Last year, 32.3% of people age 55 and over were in the labor force, the highest participation rate for this group since 1980.

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