Moving Up the Ladder as Boomers Retire

Over the next few years, there are going to be a lot of positions opening up as the Baby Boomers exit the workplace.

Whether you’re a young graduate just getting started in the working world or a seasoned pro frustrated with a lack of opportunities for upward mobility, KB Staffing has news for you. The time has come for the Baby Boom generation to start retiring in record numbers. 71.5 million Americans fall into this demographic, ranging in age from 57 to 75 years old in the year 2021. This is going to open numerous Polk County employment opportunities over the next few years.

Stepping Up as Boomers Retire
So how will the impending “retiree boom” affect your career? If you are prepared, it could mean new chances to advance in your field. KB Staffing is the expert staffing service for the Polk County workforce that is ready to help you seize these opportunities. Here are a few tips for getting ready to step up.

  • Take advantage of their decades of experience by finding an older coworker willing to mentor you before they depart the workforce. Over the years, they’ve seen a lot of changes in the industries they’ve worked in, and that experience is priceless. Learn from them while you can.
  • As you glean wisdom from the elder generation, evaluate your own skills to determine what you can offer an employer that they might not have even realized that they are lacking. 
  • Open a dialogue with your employer to find out what positions might be opening up soon and that you are interested in moving forward in your career. Then do some research to see how you can be best prepared to step into such a role should it be offered to you.
  • If you are not currently employed or are more interested in changing fields than advancing in your current field, get busy networking and building connections so that you’ll be in the loop when the positions you are desiring do become available.

KB Staffing in Your Corner
Whatever field you are in or considering moving into, be sure to put KB Staffing in your corner. We are a full-service staffing company in Polk County that can really open doors for you.

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