Posted on 13 November 2009
By Mark Miller
Marc Freedman of Civic Ventures writes in Business Week that we need a series of new systems and approaches to facilitate midlife transitions to encore careers. Among the needed changes: adapting educational programs, new financing, and public policy innovations.
Writes Marc: “Today an unprecedented number of Americans are coursing through their 50s, bound for a dramatically different destination. They’re headed not to the golf course but to a new stage of life that, for most, includes work. Like Cassinelli, a great many want jobs that supply money and meaning, especially if they’re going to have to do them for another decade or two.
“But the paths to find this kind of encore career range from dimly lit to nonexistent, and the search is all too often a do-it-yourself project made all the worse by tough financial times.”
Freedman is the author of Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life and CEO of Civic Ventures, a non-profit think tank focused on boomers, work, and social purpose.
Read the full story at Business Week.com.