ABOUT ENCORE CAREERS
Interested in work that will help you leave the world a better place than you found it? You’re in the right place. Encore careers combine personal fulfillment, social impact and continued income, enabling people to put their passion to work for the greater good.
If the old golden years dream was the freedom from work, the dream of this new wave is the freedom to work – in new ways, on new terms, to new and even more important ends.
The goal: doing what you love, helping others and getting paid for it.
A labor economist predicts there will be more jobs than people to fill them by 2018, making encore workers an increasingly crucial part of the workforce. Find out which sectors will be most in need and will have the most opportunities.
Changes in policy and major innovations have to occur in areas such as higher education, workforce training and national service to make it easier for millions to find encore careers.
THE CASE FOR ENCORE CAREERS
This country’s 78 million boomers make up the largest, healthiest, best-educated population of Americans. Those on the leading edge of the generation are pioneers in a new stage spanning the decades between middle and late life.
Neither young nor old, they represent an extraordinary resource.