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Over50JobBoard

September 30, 2015 12:19 ET

Over50JobBoard.com Reveals the Top Ten Cities for Baby Boomers to Find Work

Skilled Workers Remain in High Demand

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2015) - Data released by the popular baby boomer job site, Over50JobBoard.com today revealed the best cities for workers aged fifty and over to find gainful employment. The findings indicated that although finding a job after fifty can be a challenge, it isn't impossible.

While New York was an unsurprising first in the nation with 2,200 open positions for Baby Boomers, Fairfax, VA finished a surprising third with almost 1600 open positions. The Fairfax, VA findings -- coupled with other high-tech hubs such as San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago and Miami -- illustrate the fact that skilled workers remain in high demand.

The Over50JobBoard.com site lists approximately 80,000 positions that are geared toward applicants aged fifty and older. The analysis looked at the cities with the most available positions located within a twenty five mile range.

"Baby Boomers with the right resumes -- and zip code -- can find a new position faster and easier than most," said Blake Nations, CEO of Over50JobBoard.com. "Location is certainly a factor for any job seeker, but it can be doubly important for Baby Boomers."

Keeping older Americans on the job is crucial to maintaining economic growth and helps Baby Boomers preserve and increase their retirement savings. Every day, an average of 10,000 Boomers exit the workplace -- some leave for retirement while many others due to layoffs. At least one fifth haven't effectively saved enough for retirement.

The Top Ten Cities for Job Applicants Aged Fifty and Older are:

1. New York, NY - 2,224 open positions
2. Newark, NJ - 1,758 open positions
3. Fairfax, VA - 1,587 open positions
4. Philadelphia, PA - 1,550 open positions
5. Los Angeles, CA - 1,293 open positions
6. Atlanta, GA - 1,268 open positions
7. Dallas, TX - 1,073 open positions
8. Chicago, IL - 869 open positions
9. Miami, FL - 851 open positions
10. San Francisco, CA - 584 open positions

Led by a fifty-something executive who experienced great difficulty after losing his job after age 50, the Over50JobBoard.com was created to connect employers and Baby Boomer-aged workers seeking gainful employment. The site allows applicants to search for industry-specific jobs and connects them to employers that require a higher level of experience.

Over50JobBoard.com creates an open and honest environment where applicants aged 50 and above can present their work experience without fear of age discrimination. The site helps applicants avoid the muddle of larger job boards and instead connects applicants and employers directly and honestly. The site is free for both employers and applicants and will evolve to a freemium model as they grow.

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