This article is from the September 2008 issue of Forever Young.

Both above and below the U.S. border, more and more aging boomers are choosing to continue to work longer than was the trend even a decade ago.

In Canada, the Special Senate Committee on Aging reported earlier this year that the average age of retirement fell gradually from a high of 65.1 in 1977 to a low of 60.9 in 1998 but since then, “there has been a steady increase in the labour-force participation and employment rates of seniors.”

Meanwhile, in a study conducted by AARP in the U.S., 79 per cent of boomers said they plan to work in some capacity during retirement. Workers 55 and older will make up roughly 20 per cent of the U.S. labour force by 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In an effort to assist boomers looking for jobs in that new work marketplace, the employment website Retirementjobs.com, working with the personnel firm Robert Half International, offers the following tips for finding good positions: