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Andy Miller, CEO of BrainWorks – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Featured in Main Street, Are You Going to Work When You Are Over 70?
Dallas, TX | 6/28/2016
By Robert McGarvey
New research from global advisory firm Willis Towers Watson is a wake up call for those nearing retirement: one in four now say they won’t be able to retire at 70, and maybe never will be able to. That same research found that the average American expects to retire at 65, but 50% say they may have to work until 70.
But face facts. A lot of companies really are not interested in hiring the 70+ worker, said Andrew Miller, CEO of executive recruiter BrainWorks in New Providence, N.J. It might be illegal, but age discrimination in hiring – said multiple experts – is pervasive. That just is reality.
But, said Miller, smaller companies often are unbothered by age if the candidate brings experience the company needs. That’s all the truer in small companies, because most want a fast ROI on new hires, and they also rarely have in-house training abilities.