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Older Americans Go Back to Work in Next Frontier of Labor Force

  • People ages 75+ in labor force to grow 96.5% in next decade
  • Inflation, depleted savings forcing older adults to get jobs

Julie Diaz stepped down from her job as a legal secretary last spring. Her retirement ended up being short, and not so sweet.

Now 70, Diaz is working day and night. She took a job in March at Home Instead, a US home care provider for seniors. Diaz works 12-hour overnight shifts in Phoenix taking care of a 79-year-old with Parkinson’s disease and mild dementia.