Over 60? These 18 Places Are Jumping To Hire You

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Discover 18 companies actively seeking the wisdom and skills of seasoned professionals.
Updated April 11, 2024
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There are many opportunities for people over 60, which proves that age is no barrier to meaningful work. If you’re looking for a way to make extra money, there may be a job for you.

Employers recognize the tremendous value that experienced professionals bring to the table and are actively seeking mature workers. 

Here are 18 places where the job market is booming for those seeking a second act in their careers.

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Ace Hardware

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Ace Hardware is one of the many companies that signed on to the AARP’s Employer Pledge.

That means if you've accumulated lots of hands-on home improvement experience — and you certainly may have — you could be right at home in roles such as a cashier or customer service representative.

Adecco

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The Adecco Group is a talent company that specializes in matching professionals with positions in office, industrial, engineering, technology, and service roles.

It’s based in Switzerland and claims to help 3.5 million people across 100,000 organizations and 60 countries annually.

AMC Theaters

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Ideally, movies make us all feel like kids again. And AMC is hiring, no matter your age. AMC continually recruits cashiers, concession stand staff, cleaning crew members, team managers, and bartenders in select areas. 

Employees enjoy free movie screenings, complimentary admission for a guest, and a 50% discount on concessions.

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Census Bureau

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The U.S. Census Bureau collects, verifies, and organizes demographic data from millions of Americans every decade.

To accomplish this, it needs qualified individuals. The agency’s commitment extends to hiring a diverse workforce welcoming employees from various age groups and backgrounds to genuinely mirror the nation's demographic richness.

Disney

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Disney isn’t just for kids. If you have a passion for the mouse, a knack for interacting with kids and families, and a preference for outdoor work, Walt Disney World might provide you with the opportunity to secure your retirement while enjoying your ideal job. 

Positions range from park greeters to tram drivers, ticket collectors, and character photo attendants.

DoorDash

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If you like being behind the wheel, DoorDash has a place for you. The biggest benefit of working for DoorDash is being able to set your own hours. 

But, more precisely, DoorDash, GrubHub, and UberEats offer opportunities for self-employed contractors. You can choose when to work, select jobs at your convenience, and receive 100% of your tips.

Education

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Education is a broad subject, so it’ll depend on your locality, but if you're passionate about teaching and enjoy helping others learn, consider a career in education.

The field employed over 850,000 workers in 2022. Even without an education degree, you can get certifications to enhance your skills. Many roles offer training as part of onboarding. High school teachers, for example, earn an average of $62,360 annually.

H&R Block

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You probably know H&R Block from seeing their commercials or using them to handle your taxes. They are a giant in the tax service world.

So, give them a look if you’ve got a good head for numbers and tax law. Not only is it among the biggest tax service businesses, but it’s also remote-friendly and has a sweet vacation policy.

Humana

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Humana is one of America’s largest health insurance providers. It serves millions of members nationwide and offers a variety of health, wellness, and insurance services.

This Louisville, Kentucky-based company is also a signatory to AARP’s Employer Pledge. Job openings include contact representatives, analysts, and sales professionals.

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ManpowerGroup

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Don’t let the name fool you: ManpowerGroup isn’t just for gentlemen. It’s a workforce solutions provider specializing in supplying businesses with skilled personnel. 

Its services encompass recruitment, talent assessment, training, development, outsourcing, workforce consulting, and career management solutions.

McDonald’s

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In 2019, McDonald's made history by becoming the first national fast-food chain to collaborate with AARP, working to fill thousands of vacant positions with older adults and seniors.

As one of the 1,000+ companies supporting the AARP Employer Pledge, McDonald's remains dedicated to hiring older individuals, including retirees, in their workforce.

MetLife

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MetLife is focused on insurance and financial services, and if you’ve got the right skills, it could have a role for you.

The company excels in employee benefits, retirement, savings solutions, and life, accident, and health insurance coverage.

Robert Half International

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Robert Half International is a global staffing and consulting firm.

It assists businesses in various fields — including legal, HR, recruitment, administration, accounting, finance, and computer technology — in finding suitable candidates for their job openings.

Rover

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If you’re a pet person, Rover has a job for you. Rover is the gig economy's solution to the perennial challenge of locating a reliable, skilled pet caregiver on short notice. 

If you’ve got a flexible schedule, can handle responsible pet ownership, and enjoy assisting fellow pet owners, becoming a Rover pet sitter is a promising option.

Staples

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If you're looking for a laid-back customer service role at a company known for its healthy work-life balance, consider opportunities at Staples.

Depending on the position, a job at Staples may be just right for you. The retailer is an AARP Employer Pledge signatory dedicated to recognizing the valuable input of mature, older, and retired individuals.

United States Postal Service

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Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor hail prevent the mail from getting through — and your age won’t stop you from a job with the United States Postal Service.

In fact, a 90-year-old postal worker in Los Angeles recently made headlines for continuing his federal service and telling the media he has no plans to retire.

Walgreens

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Walgreens, another AARP signatory, is dedicated to employing experienced individuals with valuable soft skills — basically, people who are good with others.

Their senior-friendly positions cover pharmacy roles for seasoned technicians and customer service and cashier jobs for those interested in engaging with customers.

YMCA

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You don’t need to be a “young man” to enjoy going to, and working for, the YMCA. The organization is an equal employer serving diverse communities and individuals. 

Many YMCA and YWCA fitness centers provide specialized athletic courses for older adults. While an instructor from any age group can teach the class, having one who empathizes with the needs of class members is beneficial.

Bottom line

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These employment sectors represent just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to jobs for older workers.

The job market is shifting to be more inclusive, recognizing that age can bring a wealth of experience and dedication.

It's never too late to embark on a fulfilling second career, even if you retire early.

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Author Details

Will Vitka Will Vitka is a D.C. area reporter and writer. He previously worked for WTOP, The New York Post, Stuff Magazine, and CBS News.

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