Research and Publications

Boomers Can Help the Nation Go Green

In this 2010 white paper, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning reveals how the green economy must tap existing talent to grow quickly and suggests that certain emerging jobs offer promising opportunities to experienced workers.

How Boomers Can Help Improve Health Care: Emerging Encore Career Opportunities in Health Care

In this 2010 white paste, Partners in Care Foundation identifies six emerging jobs for experienced workers that have the potential to improve health outcomes, such as community health workers and chronic illness coaches.

Encore Fellows™ Program Creation Guide

We have created a simple set of resources to help organizations design, organize and operate Encore Fellowships programs of their own. The attached

After the Recovery: Help Needed; The Coming Labor Shortage and How People in Encore Careers Can Help Solve It

As surprising as it sounds, 2010 research from MetLife Foundation and projected there would be more jobs than people to fill them by 2018. This report asserts that engaging workers over 55 in encore careers will be vital to meeting workforce shortages and...

Senate Finance Committee Testimony of Marc Freedman

In 2010, Marc Freedman testified before the Senate Finance Committee on policies that could accelerate the connection of people seeking encore careers with work that has impact on our country's biggest problems.

Encore Opportunity Awards of 2009: Tapping the Passion and Experience of Workers over 50

This report tells the stories of the winners of the 2009 Encore Opportunity Award (formerly the BreakThrough Award), which honors organizations making it easier for experienced workers to transition into encore careers.

Crossing Generations: Retooling Nonprofit Organizations

This report explores topics discussed at a 2009 meeting of nonprofit leaders convened by and the Building Movement Project, and made possible by MetLife Foundation. The participants explored strategies to attract and retain a multigenerational...

2008 Encore Career Survey

The results of this 2008 survey, sponsored by MetLife Foundation and and conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates, found that between 5.3 million and 8.4 million Americans ages 44 to 70, up to 9.5 percent of people in that age group, are already in...

Building an Experience Dividend: State Governments Lead Call to Engage Boomers

Several states, including Arizona, California, Maryland, New York and Massachusetts, are taking the lead in seeing the social potential of boomers.

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