Older workers seeking options for reducing hours on the job

Roberton Williams’ plan was to retire on his government pension and take a part-time job to make up the difference in salary. It didn’t quite work out that way. Williams, 68, did retire but then started another full-time job with the Tax Policy Center, a Washington think tank. “The plan…

Poll: Older Americans nix Social Security changes

CHICAGO (AP) – Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the cost-of-living increase. But a poll finds support among those 50 and older for raising the cap on earnings that are taxed to fund the…

Not happy with work? Wait until you’re 50 or older

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Not happy with your job? Just wait. A study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 9 in 10 workers who are age 50 or older say they are very or somewhat satisfied with their job. Older workers reported satisfaction regardless of…

For jobless over 50, a challenging search for work

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — When Charlie Worboys lost his job, he feared searching for a new one at his age might be tough. Six years later, at 65, he’s still looking. Luanne Lynch, 57, was laid off three times in the past decade and previous layoffs brought jobs with a…

Poll: Half of older workers delay retirement plans

CHICAGO (AP) — There was a time when Tom Sadowski thought he’d stop working after turning 65 earlier this year. But he’s put off retirement for at least five years — and now anticipates continuing to do some work afterward. In an illuminating sign of changing times and revised visions…

A push for harmony among workers, young and old

CHICAGO (AP) — There’s a sense of urgency to the quest for workplace harmony, as baby boomers delay retirement and work side-by-side with people young enough to be their children — or grandchildren. Put people of widely different ages together and there are bound to be differences. Baby boomers, for…