Over 50? These 14 Places Are Jumping To Hire You

These employers know that experience never goes out of style.
Updated Aug. 24, 2023
senior businessman stands in an office looking at the camera

We receive compensation from the products and services mentioned in this story, but the opinions are the author's own. Compensation may impact where offers appear. We have not included all available products or offers. Learn more about how we make money and our editorial policies.

At age 50, you’re only a little over a decade away from retirement, which means you’re running out of time to save.

If you haven’t hit your savings goals, now is the time to look for a better-paying job, make extra money with a side gig, or prospect for senior-friendly places to work after retirement.

Whatever the reason behind your job hunt, finding an ideal employer is one of the best ways to hit your savings goals and turn your retirement dreams into reality.

These 14 employers actively aim to provide plenty of job opportunities for older adults, including jobs that work well for retirees and seniors alike.

Join AARP and double your number of interviews within 60 days

Finding a new job is difficult. But join AARP today, and you’ll get access to skill-building courses, a free resume review, and AARP’s exclusive job board to help you stand out in the competitive job market.

How to become a member today:

  • Go here, select your free gift, and click “Join Today.”
  • Create your account by answering a few simple questions.
  • Start using AARP’s job search tools!

An AARP membership unlocks resources that could help you land the perfect role. Plus, you’ll get access to tools like The AARP Resume Advisor to supercharge your resume, cover letter, and even your LinkedIn profile.

AARP claims they can help double your number of interviews within 60 days, or they'll rewrite your resume for free.

Important: Start your membership by creating an account here and filling in all of the information (do not skip this step!). Doing so will allow you to take up to 25% off your AARP membership, making it just $12 per year with auto-renewal.

Become a member now and supercharge your job search

Walt Disney World

Shawn.ccf/Adobe Magic Kingdom Park fireworks

If you love Disney, enjoy interacting with kids and families, and prefer spending time outdoors, Walt Disney World could help fund your retirement while offering you your dream job.

Common Disney roles include park greeters, who welcome visitors to the park and answer any questions, to tram drivers, ticket takers, and character photo attendants.


wolterke/Adobe McDonald's exterior golden arches sign

In 2019, McDonald’s became the first national fast-food chain to partner with AARP to match older adults and seniors with thousands of unfilled positions.

As one of 1,000+ companies to sign AARP’s Employer Pledge, McDonald’s continues to consciously hire adults aged 50 and older, including retirees.

Ace Hardware

Sundry Photography/Adobe Ace Hardware store

As one of many employers to sign AARP’s Employer Pledge, Ace Hardware values the irreplaceable decades of experience older workers bring to their jobs.

If you’ve spent years successfully fixing up your own home, your hands-on expertise could make you a good fit for a cashier or customer service job.

Additionally, if you don’t have an Ace Hardware store in your area, consider checking out similar home improvement companies like Home Depot or Lowe’s.

Get paid up to $225 a month while watching viral videos

It sounds crazy. And maybe you’re not even sure if it’s worth your time. But come on … you’re at least a little curious. Getting paid while watching viral videos is a real way to earn cash, and you can do it with a company called InboxDollars

No … it’s not going to get you rich. Yes ... it’s probably one of the lowest-effort side hustles. But it’s totally worth it if you’re just sitting on the couch scrolling anyway. Instead of just watching viral videos on YouTube, you could be getting paid actual cash while watching those videos and taking surveys instead. Every little bit of extra money counts.

It's simple. You sign up here and confirm your email. Then you watch videos and take surveys. Then you earn cash (yes, actual cash… not "points"). Whenever you’re just chilling on the couch, log in and see how you can earn up to an extra $225 every month. 

BONUS: Free $5 when you sign up, confirm your email and phone.

Sign up and start getting paid today

American Airlines

Lukas Wunderlich/Adobe American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane

Interested in a social, fast-paced work environment that lets you travel across the world?

Working as a flight attendant for American Airlines (or any competing major airline) can keep you active and engaged without tethering you to a desk in a single location from nine to five.


Diego/Adobe Doordash delivery app on smartphone screen

Would you prefer to pick your work hours instead of operating on someone else’s schedule?

DoorDash, GrubHub, and UberEats hire drivers as self-employed contractors who set their own hours, decide which jobs to pick up, and bring home 100% of their tips.

American Management Services

NDABCREATIVITY/Adobe happy business colleagues in modern office using tablet

If you love helping people and want to put your experience to good use, working for American Management Services could be a great way to get paid while finding fulfillment in your work.

American Management Services matches business owners with consultants in industries from trucking to construction and beyond to help companies boost their bottom line and identify problems with cash flow.


wolterke/Adobe Walgreens store exterior and sign

Walgreens evidences a deep commitment to hiring mature employees who bring years of experience to their job — especially with soft skills that can take a lifetime to learn.

Walgreens’ senior-friendly jobs include pharmacy jobs for experienced technicians, plus customer service and cashier positions for those interested in customer-facing roles.


Tupungato/Adobe Staples Office Superstore

Interested in working in a relaxed customer service position at a company with a solid reputation for maintaining a good work/life balance?

Depending on your position, a job at Staples could check the above requirements. Like most other employers on our list, Staples is a signatory to AARP’s Employer Pledge.

That means the retailer is committed to valuing contributions from mature, older, and retired adults.


cineberg/Adobe banner of the YMCA Palace

Despite the “young men” in its title, the YMCA is an equal-employer organization that caters to all types of active communities and individuals.

Most YMCA and YWCA gyms offer athletic courses specific to older adults.

And while a qualified person from any age group could host the class, it helps to have an instructor who understands where their class members are coming from.

Get out of $10,000 or more in debt

Credit card debt is suffocating. It constantly weighs on your mind and controls every choice you make. You can end up emotionally and even physically drained from it. And even though you make regular payments, it feels like you can never make any progress because of the interest.

National Debt Relief is designed specifically to help you get out of credit card debt faster, without having to make drastic life changes. With National Debt Relief, you could pay off your credit card debt (with potentially way less interest) in one simple monthly payment.

How to get National Debt Relief to pay off your debt: Sign up for a free debt assessment here. (Do not skip this step!) By signing up for a free assessment, National Debt Relief can immediately assist you in paying off your debt, but only if you schedule the assessment.

Try it

AMC Theatres

aerogondo/Adobe theater seats

Streaming services might seem to be taking over the world, but plenty of people still enjoy watching a movie on a larger-than-life screen instead of from the couch in their living room.

AMC always needs cashiers, concession stand workers, and clean-up crew members (along with team managers and — depending on the area — bartenders).

AMC employees also get free movie screenings, including free admission for one guest and 50% off concessions.

The company also commits to working around your schedule instead of imposing its schedule on you, which makes it a good choice for seniors who need flexibility in their part-time side job.

U.S. Census Bureau

Timon/Adobe smartphone with United States Census Bureau (USCB) logo

Gathering, verifying, and cataloging demographic information from millions of Americans every ten years is a monumental task requiring much legwork.

As a result, the U.S. Census Bureau needs as many qualified, capable employees as possible to plan and carry out each decade’s census.

The Bureau is more committed than most employers to hiring diverse employees from all ages and backgrounds who accurately reflect the nation’s demographic diversity.


jetcityimage/Adobe AAA Travel & Insurance sign

The American Automobile Association is a non-profit service organization with over 45,000 employees.

While most people know AAA for its roadside assistance and travel discount programs, it also offers home and automobile insurance in most states.

Whether you’re an experienced insurance broker or a roadside mechanic, you could have a job with AAA.

MGM Resorts International

diegograndi/Adobe Golden Lion at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

MGM Resorts owns renowned, high-end resorts worldwide, including the Bellagio and Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas Strip.

Along with luxury hotels, MGM Resorts is home to casinos, restaurants, fine dining experiences, and live events, ranging from golfing tournaments to star-studded pop concerts.

MGM’s international and domestic jobs include marketing specialists, lost-and-found concierge operators, servers, and more.

If you’re interested in traveling, check out MGM jobs hiring in various states and even countries.


adogslifephoto/Adobe adult female watching tv with dogs on sofa

Passionate about pets? Rover is the gig economy’s answer to the age-old problem of finding a trustworthy, capable dog walker or cat feeder at a moment’s notice.

If you have a somewhat flexible schedule, are a capable pet owner, and love helping other pet parents, signing up as a pet sitter for Rover could be a good career move.

Bottom line

Adriana/Adobe woman working on a construction site

Didn’t find your ideal employer on our list? Not to worry: There are jobs for seniors and older adults in almost any industry in America.

You can also find job sites specific to older adults to help you find them (starting with the AARP job board).

And the gig economy makes it easier than ever to tap into a new source of income to supplement your retirement savings or golden years.

Join AARP and Double Your Number of Interviews Within 60 Days

Learn More
Earn Great Pay Working From Home

Free 3-class intro teaches you how to launch a bookkeeping business

Access the training

Earn Cash Taking Surveys

Learn More

Author Details

Michelle Smith Michelle Smith has spent a decade writing for and about small businesses. She specializes in all things finance and has written for publications like G2 and SmallBizDaily. When she's not writing for work at her desk, you can usually find her writing for pleasure near large bodies of water.