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Gloomy national forecast may not be so gloomy for boomers and 50 plussers after all!

Posted Aug 26 2008 4:12pm

Despite the slightly gloomy US national economic forecast that came out today ( http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php'storyId=16748091 ) not all the news is bad. Unemployment is still under 5% and is anticipated to hold at about 4.9% next year. So, even though you may be having trouble finding work, the good news is that there is, in fact, work to be had.

The trick is in the finding it. Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing some very solid and exciting information with you on the fields that are specifically starting to focus on the Boomer and 50 plus worker. Another trend that is going to pick up steam over the next few years are multiple tracks in careering. So you might be a virtual worker for one company, building a home-based business and at the same time, reporting for work 32 hours a week at a brick and mortar location.

If I look at this prime demographic, there are many people who, in addition to their daytime jobs, are building small businesses outside of work hours and even consulting in addition to that. Our age group is looking to reshape and redefine what constitutes work as we move into the next third of our lives. More to come.

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