Employment resources for older workers

There’s no shortage of services that help 50+ and retired workers seek out employment. This week’s column focuses on YourEncore, a specialized company that recruits scientists and engineers for consulting projects. But 50+ job services vary from very specialized services like YourEncore to general job boards such as Seniors4Hire.

Here’s a partial list of 50+ employment services and resources; I’ll be adding new names as I run across them.

AARP list of top 50+ employers. Health care, academic and non-profit organizations usually dominate the semi-annual ranking.

DinosaurExchange. Short- and long-term job opportunities all over the world.

Encore.org. Online headquarters of the encore career movement, featuring a social media community, resources and inspirational stories.

Execunet. Network of senior-level retired executives puts you in touch with other professionals and recruiters.

Gray Hair Management. Career coaching and networking resources for executives and senior managers, including monthly face-to-face networking sessions.

Jobs4Point0.com. Employment service for the 40+ crowd.

RetiredBrains. Job listings can be searched by state or industry; articles offering how-to guidance on employment in retirement.

RetirementJobs.com. Identifies companies suited to older workers and matches them with employees.

Seniors4Hire. Post your resume and what you’re looking for; search for jobs.

WorkForce50.com. Screens companies listing jobs for employers actively seeking 50+ employees.

YourEncore.com. Recruits retired scientists and engineers for innovation-related consulting assignments.