Can you afford to retire?


Job OpeningsA new survey of workers close to traditional retirement age finds 57 percent plan to keep working after retiring from their current job.

 Eleven percent of the workers surveyed said they don’t expect to ever retire, according to the CareerBuilder survey released this month.

Finding a new job isn’t always easy for older workers who often find themselves overqualified. But the market for mature workers is improving, the survey found.


Forty-three percent of the employers surveyed said they plan to hire workers age 50 or older this year, up slightly from the 41 percent who said they hired workers 50 or older in 2011.

” … employers are seeing the value these mature workers can bring to an organization, from their intellectual capital to their mentoring and training capabilities. In a highly competitive job market, mature workers can use these skills to their advantage,” Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder, said in a news release.

Harris Interactive surveyed more than 800 workers age 50 and older and more than 3,000 hiring managers and human resources professionals for the CareerBuilder survey.

Personally speaking, I’m with the 11 percent who won’t ever retire – can’t afford it.

Click here for the CareerBuilder news release.