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.
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Walt Disney World
If you love Disney, enjoy interacting with kids and families, and prefer spending time outdoors, Walt Disney World could help with your retirement planning moves 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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).
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 jobs.
U.S. Census Bureau
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.
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
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.
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.
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 earn extra money to supplement your retirement savings or golden years.
Connect with paying families looking for care and service-related work. Available jobs include child care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, and housekeeping.
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