August 17, 2022

ASA Survey: Continued Inflation Would Motivate Retirees to Rejoin the Workforce

More than three in 10 U.S. retirees say they would be motivated to rejoin the workforce if inflation continued to eat into their savings, according to the latest ASA Workforce Monitor® online survey conducted by The Harris Poll.

Overall, 14% of current retirees stated they are open to or actively looking for work. However, the study found that 43% of retirees said their age could be a barrier to getting a new job. In addition, 41% of retirees would look for a job if they could have a flexible work schedule, and 35% would do so if they could work remote full-time.

“At a time when more retirees need additional income and employers need their expertise and experience, older workers continue to face hiring barriers,” said Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer at the American Staffing Association. “Employers that take steps to embrace flexibility and diversity across their entire workforces will be more productive and have higher levels of employee engagement.”

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Use ASA Resources to Increase Disability Inclusion in Staffing

To help employers make their businesses more inclusive for talent with disabilities, ASA has launched a website developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. The site includes resources on best practices for recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing talent with disabilities; what employers need to know about managing a diverse workforce that includes people with disabilities; and ways employers can promote disability inclusion in their internal and external communications.

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