It's been dubbed the Silver Tsunami. People are living longer and working longer. There are now more people in the U.S. over 50 than there are under 18. By 2035, 140 million Americans—more than 1 in 3—will be over 50. Today, 63% of adults 60-64 still work, 40% of adults 65-69 still work, and life expectancy is now close to 79 years. Even though workers are delaying retirement, they are not necessarily finding good-paying and meaningful jobs in their older years. At the same time, employers are saying they can’t find skilled workers to fill millions of open jobs. There is a disconnect here. And an opportunity.
Moderator: Ramona Schindelheim, Editor in Chief, Working Nation
Panelists/Participants: Andrew Scott, Author, The Hundred Year Life, and Former Deputy Dean at London Business School; Paul Irving, Chairman Milken Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging; Judith Spitz, Founding Program Director, WiTNY; Tyler Bosmeny, CEO, Clever; Eunice Lin Nichols, Vice President and Generation to Generation Campaign Director, Encore.org