You have found that your Social Security does not provide all the income you need while in retirement. You could use a part-time or full-time job, but you might fear that it might be hard to get one at your age-at least one that would pay a halfway decent wage. There are a group of employers that have joined with the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) in seeking to attract older workers and are listed on the AARP website, www.aarp.org. The companies recognize older people as an important part of the American workforce. They believe older Americans bring experience, leadership, and skills to do a variety of jobs.
One company that specializes in hiring Senior Citizens is Home Depot. The company has 350,000 employees in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer is especially looking for people older than 50 who are experienced plumbers, electricians, or general contractors. The employer is also looking for those who desire a career in the home improvement industry. At Home Depot, you can receive full and part-time benefits, tuition reimbursement, and a job with growth opportunities.
The company had sales of $81.5 billion in fiscal 2005 and earnings of $5.8 billion. It does not offer employee discounts, but it does offer flexible work schedules, flexible training, a 401K, internships and apprenticeships, in some cases; and seasonal and temporary work, in addition to permanent work.
There is no guarantee that you will find a job with any company listed on the AARP website, but there are links on the site to check out job opportunities.
Another company that specializes in hiring Senior Citizens is the Borders Group Inc, a global retailer of books, music, and movies. The company, which is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, employs 32,000 people world wide. It operates more than l, 200 Borders Books and Music and Waldenbook stores. In addition, it is teamed with Waldenbooks stores and Amazon.com to offer online shopping at Borders.com.
The company is seeking employees for full and part-time bookseller positions. There are other positions available in management and in-store. The company has job openings year round, as well as seasonal opportunities.
The company offers benefits for full and part-time workers, employee discounts, flexible training, a flexible work schedule, job sharing, and, in some cases, internships and apprenticeships.
CVS Pharmacy also specializes in offering employment to Senior Citizens. The store’s number one goal is to provide value and outstanding service to customers. It also seeks to make the shopping experience as easy as it can and to meet healthcare needs.
There are more than 5,400 stores in 36 states, 13 distribution centers, regional business offices, and a store support center in Woonsocket, R.I., so needless to say there are a variety of employment opportunities. The company has 145,000 employees. There are openings in management, for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, in logistics, for photo lab supervisors and technicians, and for entry-level store associates.
There are full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal positions. The company offers benefits to full and part-time employees, discounts for employees, flexible training, flexible work schedules, a 401K, job sharing, and, in some cases, internships and apprenticeships.
Walgreens has 163,000 employees nationwide and also specializes in hiring Senior Citizens. The company has 4,400 stores in 44 states and Puerto Rico. It also provides addition services through Walgreens Health Initiatives, Walgreens Mail Service, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, and Walgreens Home Care.
The company is seeking people to fill positions in store management, for corporate positions, in information technology, and distribution. The company has openings year round.
Walgreens offers benefits for full and part-time workers, employee discounts, flexible training and flexible work schedules, a 401K, retirement benefits, and internships and apprenticeships. The company also offers seasonal and temporary work.
Toys R Us and Babies R Us also hire Senior Citizens. Toys R Us, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, has more 587 toy stores in the United States and 650 international toy stores. It is one of the most recognized and popular brands in the world. Babies R Us is a leader in the juvenile industry and the largest baby product specialty store chain in the world.
The companies say they offer competitive pay and generous benefits. According to the companies, as a result, employees are motivated to be the best and brightest in the retail industry. There are employment opportunites as cashier, sales clerk, hourly supervisor, and manager.
The companies offer benefits to full-time workers, not to part-time employees. There are employee discounts, flexible training, a flexible work schedule, sometimes a 401K, sometimes job sharing, and sometimes internships and apprenticeships. Seasonal and temporary work is also available.
The last employer listed as a member of AARP’s National Employer Team, which specializes in hiring Senior Citizens, is Staples. Staples employs 35,000 people in the United States. The company had sales of $16.1 billion in 2005 to individuals and businesses, including fortune 500 countries. The company has stores in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
Because Staples believes it offers the world’s best office products, it feels it must attract friendly and courteous and knowledgeable employees. There are a variety of positions in management. There are also positions available for full and part-time employees in Copy and Print Centers, Electronics, Furniture, Office Supplies departments, and in Customer Service/Cashiering.
Staples offers benefits to full and part-time employees, employee discounts, flexible training, flexible work schedules, a 401K, and internships and apprenticeships. Seasonal and temporary work is also available.
If you are a Senior Citizen and have discovered you need the additional income a part or full-time job would provide, you do have a variety of options.