Independent Work Growing Option for Gen Y and Seniors

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  For older Americans, retirement looks daunting.  As we pointed out last week , most Americans feel a traditional retirement is financially out of reach. Because of this, aging boomers and others are planning on working past traditional retirement age.   But as Reuters Older Americans Learn New Trades in Tough Job Market points out, it's not easy to continue working once you approach retirement age or move past it.

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The Structural Shift to a Contingent Workforce

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  The CNN article focuses on the growing use of temps.  Compare the capabilities and vested interest of salaried employees versus contracted professionals.

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On the Outside Looking In

Laughing all the Way to Work

I was out of work, temping here and there for a year. Don’t underestimate the value of temping. Working for a temp agency can either land you a full-time job or help to keep you employed while you are looking. Taking on temp jobs will introduce you to potential employers where you can showcase your abilities. When you are temping act as if you are on an interview every day. In 1985 I left the office to be a stay-at-home mom.

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