‘Over half’ of older workers don’t have jobs that can be done remotely

As the U.S. struggles to re-open the economy, perhaps those on the tail-end of the return will be older workers. This is the group most at risk from COVID-19 and the most wary of coming back an office or another public setting.

If they can avoid it that is.

A recent study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College examined the differences in the ability to work from home by age.

The report found that for many older Americans, “their ability to survive financially will depend on their ability to work from home.”

The good news is that older workers have jobs that allow them to work from home at roughly the same rate as their younger counterparts.

“There doesn’t seem to be large differences on average across age groups,” said Anqi Chen, one of the report’s authors, during an appearance on Yahoo Finance.

But “the bad news

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What Jobs Are Employers Offering Older Workers?

If you’re transitioning into retirement — or want a job during retirement — where should you look?

This is a compelling question if you’re over 60 and want to keep working. You may need to garner some extra income or simply want to stay busy. There seem to be ample opportunities in a healthy economy, which has been supremely challenging this year.

The most encouraging news, according to a recent study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College , is that “the jobs potentially open to older workers tend to pay better but are less likely to provide benefits.”

It’s a mixed bag, according to the research. Some employers want older workers for certain jobs, but they are rarely lucrative and may not offer health insurance. They may be best suited for workers gradually moving into retirement who have health coverage elsewhere (perhaps through a spouse or through

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