Studies and surveys are documenting the need for experienced workers in encore careers for the greater good. Encore.org (formerly Civic Ventures) and its partners are translating research findings into proposals for new national policies and programs that will make it easier for individuals to pursue encore careers and for employers to hire them.
ENCORE CAREERS: THE PERSISTENCE OF PURPOSE
Encore.org's 2014 research shows that the encore career trend is re-emerging with new resilience as the economy recovers from the downturn. Millions of people continue to want to use their experience to address big problems in their communities, the country and the world.
THE MARIGOLD EFFECT: OLDER GENERATIONS CARE (A LOT) ABOUT THE YOUNG
People 50 and older want to help younger generations succeed and are willing to offer their time and expertise to make it happen, according to a new research sponsored by Encore.org and Participant Media. More >
BRIDGING THE GAP: MAKING IT EASIER TO FINANCE ENCORE TRANSITIONS
Millions of people face difficulties in making the transition from their earlier work to their encore careers, according to new research from MetLife Foundation and Encore.org. New approaches and tools, though, can help people finance the transitions to their encore careers, resulting in a win for both individuals and society.
EXPANDING THE ENCORE FELLOWSHIPS NETWORK
After a successful pilot, many nonprofits find themselves asking how best to amplify their impact. A new case study examines Encore.org's experience expanding its Encore Fellows program quickly and efficiently. More >
ENCORE CAREER CHOICES IN A TOUGH ECONOMY
As many as 9 million people ages 44 to 70 are in encore careers – and 31 million more are interested in joining them, according to new research from MetLife Foundation and Encore.org. Despite the current economy, the survey shows an eagerness to add to their list of job benefits personal meaning and a connection to something larger than themselves.
New research released by Encore.org and funded by MetLife Foundation shows that in a tough employment market, millions of Americans in their 40s, 50s and 60s are interested in creating jobs for themselves and others.
EMERGING ENCORE CAREERS
Encore.org research sponsored by MetLife Foundation projects that there will be more jobs than people to fill them by 2018, and three related studies identify new jobs in education, health care and the green economy that are ideally suited to boomers. More >
SEE THE SURVEYS
- 2011 Bridging the Gap
- 2011 Encore Career Choices
- 2011 Encore Entrepreneurs
- 2008 Encore Career Survey
- 2008 Tapping Encore Talent
Click here to access Encore.org publications about encore careers, including information about encore careers of the future in education, health care and the green economy; books by Encore.org founder and CEO Marc Freedman; and a consumer-friendly guide to help you embark on an encore career.
MEDIA COVERAGE OF ENCORE RESEARCH
The New York Times
How to Profit Modestly by Moving to a Nonprofit
The Wall Street Journal
Nonprofits Seek Experienced Seniors
The New York Times
Following Your Dream Doesn’t Always Reap Financial Rewards
This Could Reignite Your Passion
THE BENEFITS OF A MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKFORCE
07/28/2010 - 03:35:43pm
Unlike any other time in history, people from four generations are on the job together. Encore.org, with support from MetLife Foundation, commissioned three essays exploring today’s multigenerational workforce.