The Dothan City School Board voted in February to outsource its substitute teaching jobs to Kelly Services. The move freed the school system from having to provide health insurance to some who may be entitled to it under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
"Most of the ones that come in here, they're looking for the most part for a little extra money, and some of them it's just the enjoyment of what they used to do," Mulgrew said.
At the prior company he worked with in the Atlanta area, Mulgrew saw nurses coming out of retirement to fill jobs.
The Plus 50 Career Fair Series, held at WCC in four sessions during October, offered people 50 and older the chance to learn more about training for a new career.
When businesses close or have layoffs the workers are displaced, often when they are too young or unprepared for retirement. Some decide to start a new career in a field that holds more potential for longevity and higher pay.
Sellers said businesses and industries were coming to WCC a few years back for help in training people to fill jobs. The companies were expecting an exodus of older workers, but it didn't happen because the employees decided to hold on to their jobs a bit longer.
It's a trend that's likely to continue.
Information from: The Dothan Eagle, http://www.dothaneagle.com
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