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Businesses are dependent on employees that are honest, responsible, loyal, organized, focused and mature. These demands by the businesses make the job profiles too much to ask for from millennial generation. Companies are increasingly hiring older workers to rely on the higher quality output.


Most of the job opportunities for older workers exist in the packaging and delivery businesses sector. Retail industry requires the workers that they can rely on. The huge number of job opportunities are available for the older workers during the holiday season. These seasonal jobs exist in packaging and delivery warehouses of the e-commerce companies. 


This year observed a great shift in employers preferring the older workers for responsible positions. The retirees who want to 'unretire' and work part-time are applying for these positions. The same opportunities are available for near-retirees looking for a part-time gig work. 


A skimpy unemployment rate of 4.1% is among the important reasons for the shift in hiring attitude. The unemployment rate is changing the labor market. There are new emerging platforms that offer online hourly jobs. These platforms are mostly used by the elderly and retired workers to find part-time and seasonal work.


The CEO Snagajob, a similar online hourly marketplace said, "This holiday season is an excellent time for older or retired individuals to get into the workforce to make extra money or pursue the next career."Many of these part-time jobs pay as much as $40/hour for programming-oriented freelance work.


On the other hand, companies are turning a percentage of seasonal employees into permanent staff. Amazon hires over 50,000 seasonal workers during the holiday season for warehouse-related profiles. The e-commerce giant also offers the full-time positions to the selected seasonal workers.


Technology is opening big opportunities for older workers. Big retailers in the US are experimenting with hiring seasonal workers for work-from-home oriented jobs. Most of these jobs are in customer support. Retirees prefer taking up telecalling jobs that give them flexibility and comfort of working from home.


- Rajat Kabade