Many people in the U.S. who are at least 50 years old are facing a new reality, that they will be in the workforce well beyond the traditional age of retirement.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the percentage of adults older than 55 in the workforce will grow from 13 percent in 2000 to 25 percent by 2020.
Terra State Community College is rolling out a program that will help baby boomers get the training and knowledge they need to succeed. The Plus 50 Encore Career Event at Terra State is from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, in Building B, Room 101.
“Many plus-50 individuals aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to going back to school,” said Kathy Berger, coordinator of the program.