Over 70? These 15 Places Are Jumping To Hire You

These companies have pledged to take on older workers who aren’t ready to quit just yet.

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Updated May 28, 2024
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You don’t have to stop working after you reach 70. Perhaps you want to supplement your income or just want something to do. 

Fortunately, these companies have taken the AARP Employer Pledge, affirming the value of older workers, which might allow you to continue working.

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McDonald’s

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McDonald’s has more than 13,000 locations across the U.S. that are willing to take on older workers.

So, check out your local McDonald’s franchise to see what kind of work it has available.

H&R Block

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H&R; Block is a great option if you don’t want to work full-time all year but would like to pick up some seasonal work during tax time.

You don’t necessarily need an accounting background to work for the company’s locations. Positions such as receptionist are available, for example.

Kelly Services

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Carhartt

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Carhartt is an apparel company that sells durable clothing, including items for workers.

The company has locations throughout the U.S. that will take on older Americans who want to work in retail.

Apple

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Apple has retail locations throughout the country, and you can work in sales at one of these stores.

Or, try your hand as a Genius Bar employee, diagnosing and fixing tech issues that Apple customers encounter.

Madison Square Garden

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The world-famous Madison Square Garden in New York has jobs available for older workers.

Don’t fret if you don’t live in New York City: You might live near another major sporting venue willing to take on workers over 70.

Ace Hardware

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Put your home-improvement knowledge to work by taking a position at Ace Hardware.

The hardware retailer has locations nationwide that are willing to take on older workers. Find your local store and see what opportunities are available.

Kwik Trip

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Kwik Trip is a great place to fill up your gas tank, grab a bite to eat, and get a job.

The convenience store chain has built a cult-like following of fans who enjoy stopping at its locations in the Upper Midwest.

AMC Theatres

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Check out your local AMC Theatre if you’re a movie buff who wants to work for a movie theater.

This theater chain welcomes workers over 70. Watch movies for free and get discounts on food and drinks whenever you visit.

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MGM Resorts International

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MGM Resorts International is well-known for its locations in Las Vegas, including the Bellagio, Luxor, Excalibur, and MGM Grand. But the company also has several other resorts in the U.S.

Check out the MGM Resorts list of employment opportunities to see if you can find a job nearby that interests you.

Penske Automotive Group/Penske Truck Leasing

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Penske Automotive Group/Penske Truck Leasing helps customers get across the country or just move items around locally.

The company’s website has a list of jobs that are perfect for workers over 70, including drivers or technicians.

Waffle House

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Waffle House is a legendary restaurant chain with locations mainly in the South and Midwest.

If you live near a Waffle House, you could have a great opportunity to work for a restaurant close to your home. And you will get to serve customers delicious food throughout the day.

Chase

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Chase has bank locations nationwide that may have a spot for you to work.

You can work at a local branch as a bank teller or take on other positions, especially if you have a background in banking.

Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Work for Blue Cross Blue Shield and become part of the medical insurance industry.

You can work in a position in communications, information technology, customer service, finance, and more. Check with your local Blue Cross Blue Shield to see which positions fit your talents.

Re/Max Allegiance

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Real estate can be lucrative if you work as a real estate agent helping customers buy and sell properties. 

If you are willing to put in the hours, working for Re/Max Allegiance as an agent is a job that can help you stop living paycheck to paycheck. Or, you could work as an office employee assisting agents.

Re/Max has plenty of locations around the country specializing in residential and commercial real estate.

Bottom line

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Continuing to work after age 70 is a great way to stay active in your community. 

Working at least part-time can also be a great way to build up your savings if you find they're running a bit lower than you expected.


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