Aging Workers Finding Jobs in Health Care Industry
Health care is one of the industries providing jobs for people over age 55 as more people delay retirement, the Los Angeles Times reports. Shortages of nurses, radiologists, mental health workers and other positions contribute to the demand for health care workers, including those of traditional retirement age.
The California Budget Project on Monday released a report indicating that the rate of retirement age citizens who still were working has risen over the past decade.
The report by the Sacramento think-tank found that:
- The percentage of working women ages 55 to 69 rose by 9.2% between 1995 and 2006; and
- The percentage of working men ages 55 to 69 increased by 10.6% between 1995 and 2006.
CPR's "KXJZ News" on Monday reported on the California Budget Project report.
The segment includes comment from Jean Ross, executive director of the California Budget Project (Russ, "KXJZ News," CPR, 4/2).
A transcript and audio of the report are available online.
In addition, KQED's "The California Report" on Tuesday featured a segment on the report.
The segment includes comments from state residents in their 60s and 70s who have not retired (Khokha, "The California Report," KQED, 4/3).
Audio of the complete program is available online.