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Partnership with RetirementJobs.com helps Americans over the age of 50 find work

USA, July 28, 2014

Transamerica* has entered an agreement with RetirementJobs.com to make it easier for those over the age of 50 to find jobs and volunteer positions with non-profit organizations as part of their ‘new retirement’.

According to the 2014 Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey, 56% of respondents plan on working past retirement age. While many continue to work past retirement age for financial reasons or healthcare benefits, 50% of those past retirement age, actually continued to work because they enjoy what they are doing.

Compromise between full and part-time work

As people live increasingly longer and remain more active, more and more people will be looking for a compromise between full-time work and full-time retirement. And with skills shortages forecast in some industries due to an aging population, attitudes towards employing older workers will also have to change.

But there are already a growing number of employers that recognize that older workers often have much needed experience and a great work ethos. In the U.S. those at or near retirement age can find employment is RetirementJobs.com. This website lists opportunities aimed at workers over the age of 50 and boasts more than one million members.

Transamerica's new agreement with RetirementJobs.com enables non-profits in the U.S. to post listings at no charge. Transamerica will underwrite the standard posting fees in the new non-profit jobs and volunteer positions categories on the website.

Transition into retirement

"We help people save and invest wisely to secure their retirement dreams," says Phil Eckman, President, Personal Retirement Services for Transamerica. "For many people, this may include working or volunteering as they approach or transition into retirement. So it makes perfect sense to be expanding our relationship with RetirementJobs.com."

Job searching and volunteering go hand in hand, combining them on the site is a logical step. New research from the Corporation for National and Community Service shows volunteers have a 27 percent higher likelihood of finding a job after being out of work than non-volunteers.

"We are excited to introduce these frequently requested categories," said Tim Driver, Founder and CEO of RetirementJobs.com. "With this initiative, we're enabling non-profits to recruit the committed workers they need but often cannot afford to recruit."

 


*Transamerica is Aegon's successful brand in North America.