RetirementJobs.com Staff Writers
Since 2005, RetirementJobs.com, the leading job search internet resource for age 50+ job seekers, has evaluated employers to identify those who demonstrate a commitment to the employment of workers on an age-neutral basis. This rigorous evaluation process leads to the recognition of some organizations as Certified Age Friendly Employers. Certified employers can be recognized by the display of the RetirementJobs.com Age Friendly Certified Employer Seal on their job postings, career home pages, and in employment advertising.
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RetirementJobs.com research has revealed that 30% to 40% of age 50+ job seekers would prefer the opportunity to work from home. This may be due to family obligations, health, the freedom to maintain a flexible work schedule or to avoid the time and expense of commuting to an employer's place of work. Working from home, part time or full-time, may also enable people to work longer than their primary profession or occupation may have allowed. Working beyond traditional retirement age is a financial necessity for many.
The desire, even need, to work at home has created an opportunity for fraudulent companies who masquerade as legitimate enterprises when they are simply unethical or illegal scams preying on people in need of income. Older people, in particular, are easy prey because of desperation and financial vulnerability. Hundreds of millions of dollars are lost every year to fraudulent schemes claiming you will earn "$5,000 or more per week" or to "become wealthy working 15 hours a week from the comfort of your own home." RetirementJobs.com is dedicated to enabling mature workers to find meaningful, rewarding and appropriate jobs. We want to assist those of you seeking work to also be able to identify legitimate work-at-home opportunities.
Verified Work-at-Home Opportunities
RetirementJobs.com's Research staff has compiled a list of work-at or work-from-home opportunities that are believed to be provided by legitimate organizations. Several reputable research projects have concluded that only about 1 out of 100 work-at-home opportunities are legitimate.
RetirementJobs.com's list of Verified Work-at-Home Opportunities allows you to explore your work-at, or from-home earning opportunities with a degree of confidence not possible otherwise. You will still need to perform your own due diligence, but you begin knowing that our professionals have screened out the vast majority of frauds and scams.
We define "work-at-home" to include: