SOURCE: RetirementJobs.com

November 21, 2007 10:04 ET

RetirementJobs.com Announces Top 50 Places for a 'Retirement Job' in the USA

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - November 21, 2007) - RetirementJobs.com, the #1 career website for job-seekers aged 50+, today announced its list of the 50 Best Places for Retirement Job Seekers™ in the United States.

"Given the desire for a majority of U.S. baby boomers to continue working (in some capacity) beyond traditional retirement age, there has emerged a new category of employment -- a 'retirement job,'" said Bob Skladany, VP of Research of RetirementJobs.com.

To meet this demand, RetirementJobs.com has evaluated and assembled a list of the best metropolitan areas to find retirement jobs. Principal factors considered in the selection of the 'Best Places' include:

1.      General Employment Growth
2.      Unemployment Rate
3.      Housing Costs
4.      General Cost of Living
5.      Prevalence of Key Retirement Job Opportunities
6.      Presence of Age Friendly Certified Employers™
        (employers whose best practices have proven a dedication
        to recruit and retain workers over 50)
7.      Healthcare Services

The order of the cities in the list does not reflect their overall scoring. These are the 50 Best Places grouped by geographic region:

Northeast

--  Harrisburg/Lancaster, PA
--  Burlington/Montpelier, VT
--  Nashua/Manchester, NH
--  Syracuse, NY
--  Poughkeepsie, NY
    

Mid-Atlantic/Southeast

--  Bethesda, MD
--  Charleston, WV
--  Roanoke, VA
--  Leesburg/Winchester, VA
--  Fayetteville, AR
--  Greensboro/Winston Salem, NC
--  Durham, Raleigh, Cary, NC
--  Richmond, VA
--  Washington DC Region
--  Huntsville, AL
--  Tampa/Saint Petersburg, FL
--  Orlando, FL
--  Sarasota, FL
    

Central/Midwest

--  Louisville, KY
--  Columbus, OH
--  Nashville, TN
--  Knoxville, TN
--  Fort Wayne, IN
--  Joliet/Naperville, IL
--  Indianapolis, IN
    

Southwest/Mountain

--  Austin, TX
--  San Antonio, TX
--  Phoenix, AZ
--  Tucson, AZ
--  Oklahoma City, OK
--  Las Vegas, NV
--  Albuquerque, NM
--  Salt Lake City, UT
--  Greeley, CO
    

Upper Midwest/Great Plains

--  Milwaukee, WI
--  Madison, WI
--  Appleton, WI
--  Rochester, MN
--  Ann Arbor, MI
--  Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
--  Iowa City, IA
--  Lincoln, NE
--  Kansas City, MO
    

Northwest/West Coast

--  Seattle/Bellevue, WA
--  Medford, OR
--  Tacoma, WA
--  Spokane, WA
--  Oxnard, CA
--  Sacramento, CA
    

For more information, see "The 50 Best Places for Retirement Job Seekers," available at http://www.retirementjobs.com/aboutus/press/best50places.pdf.

About RetirementJobs.com®

As the #1 career website for job-seekers aged 50+; RetirementJobs.com provides opportunity, inspiration, community and counsel to people over 50 seeking work to match their lifestyle. The company's powerful, easy-to use job board lists thousands of jobs openings for experienced employees seeking work with a Certified Age Friendly Employer™. RetirementJobs.com is a strong public advocate and a catalyst to help employers retain, hire, and benefit from an experienced workforce. Our website also offers vital information and inspiration for older workers, including advice, news, success stories, and podcasts. For more information, visit www.retirementjobs.com.

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