Forty-four percent of jobless workers 55 or older had been unemployed for over a year in 2012. And while older workers have a lower unemployment rate overall, the ones who lose their jobs can find the long hunt for work unbearable.
For the 22 million people who are currently unemployed, underemployed or have given up on finding work, the perks offered by the 50 companies on AARP’s list of best employers may seem like a sort of mirage. Telecommuting and flexible work schedules. Phased retirement programs. Free health-care benefits. Retirement-planning seminars. Emergency eldercare services. Those are … Continue reading