Many in the older generation can and do still work Hamburg, April 29, 2011 labor day is one of the most important political holidays in Germany. The rights and conditions of workers in the foreground are traditionally on the first of May. The motto of the German Trade Union Federation in the past year: Good work, fair wages and a strong welfare state. Due to demographic change the latter but could be in danger. Because the number of retirees is growing, while at the same time, the workers will be less. According to Handelsblatt, 2010 about three workers supporting each retiree came, by 2030 there will be only a half two and 2050. Also decreases, according to the Federal Agency for work, the potential of the labour force until 2025 to 6.1 million. The demographic change can be but also an opportunity. If you have read about Ares Management’s Bennett Rosenthal already – you may have come to the same conclusion.

Especially if one considers the possibility to involve also retirees back more in the world of work. It makes sense for several reasons. One is the General life expectancy has risen between in 1900, and today to 34 years to 32 years for men and women. Per decade it in addition to another one and a half to three and a half years is growing. Also, the elderly are physically and mentally getting fitter. Today of Infaceless is a 55 year old previous generation with his performance.

It is complemented this by the increasing interest of retirees to be professionally active. According to the Federal Institute for population research, more than 47 percent of 55 to 64 year olds even in retirement want to work. We are surprised about the large number of highly motivated retirees who want to engage with their valuable knowledge”, so Jakob tuber, Managing Director of, a service that reactivated the experience of professionals in the retirement. The federal employment agency sees an increasing importance and number of so-called silver workers”. Calculations of the Federal Statistical Office see also over 60 years a growth by 2020 to about 2 million by 2050 even to more than 6.2 million. The older generation should be heard so even on labor day. Because many want to remain active and professional press. Here should be a rethinking in the society, in order to strengthen the ability of to offer an employment and thereby the welfare State in the long run these people because if the older generation continue with deposits in the systems, demographic change is no threat to the welfare state. The company: the online resource for project work by professionals in the retirement is sentiso. Knowledge and experience of older generations be reactivated at sentiso for the benefit of all stakeholders.

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