Before the pandemic, at least one retirement trend was headed in the right direction: more workers were staying on the job longer – and that was good news for retirement security.
But COVID-19 has stopped that trend in its tracks. Early retirement is accelerating as jobless older workers give up on the labor market due tothe unique health barriers posed by the coronavirus.
What can you do if you find yourself in this situation? This week on the podcast, I talk with Kerry Hannon. Kerry is an expert on career transitions, entrepreneurship and retirement. And she has a new book that couldn’t be more timely – Great Pajama Jobs: Your Complete Guide to Working from Home.
I invited Kerry on the program to talk about how part-time work can help fill income gaps in the event of early retirement . . . and practical strategies for finding part time gigs. We talked about the types of jobs out there, companies doing the hiring, how to make sure your skills are a good fit and where to search.