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Michael Gardon

  • Writer's pictureMichael Gardon

A practical guide to finding a career you love

Updated: Aug 26, 2022

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Seems like the great resignation is extending to retirees. In March, the labor force participation rate declined by almost 1% (meaning even less people are not actively in the labor force). This time it was driven by an increase in retirements among older workers. What does this mean for you? Well, in short, more opportunity. Older workers generally hold higher positions with greater responsibility and higher compensation. Companies are already having a hard time filling these roles and increasingly will be willing to fill these roles with younger workers who show promise. Don’t think this is just a slam dunk though. Make sure you’re investing in yourself and your skills so you’re up to the task. This is a constant, never ending process. Keep grindin’.


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