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5 Best Cities for Working After Retirement

By Christopher Coble, Esq. | Last updated on

When you're 30, you can't wait until the day you can retire and spend your days sipping Pina Coladas on a white sand beach. When you finally retire at 65 or 67, suddenly you miss going to work every day. Either you're restless or didn't save up enough for retirement, and now you want to return to work in retirement.

Here are the best cities, according to US News, for working after retirement:

Best Cities for Working After Retirement

Some cities are filled with youngsters and start-ups. Other cities are more senior friendly:

  1. Washington D.C. -- More than one-third of the over 60 population in Washington, D.C. Most people find jobs with the federal government and contractors.
  2. Salt Lake City, Utah -- If you like education jobs or government positions, Salt Lake City is great place to work after retirement. Over 33 percent of the senior citizen population in Salt Lake City are still employed.
  3. Bridgeport, Connecticut -- Bridgeport is a great city for older workers in the health care industry.
  4. Omaha, Nebraska -- A little less than 33 percent of seniors work in Omaha.
  5. Austin, Texas -- The economy is strong in Austin with big tech companies offering plenty of jobs. A little over 32 percent of seniors continue working after age 60.

Obstacles to Working After Retirement

As you continue working during your retirement, you may encounter a few obstacles such as age discrimination or reduced social security payments.

Age Discrimination

Sadly, many senior workers have had to deal with age discrimination in the workplace. However, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination against employees or potential employees older than 40 years of age.

Refusing to hire an applicant or firing an employee solely because of age is age discrimination. Making harassing comments about someone's age can also be age discrimination.

If you are being discriminated against because of your age, you can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Social Security Retirement Benefits

If you are able to continue working or get a new job after retirement, just be aware that you may be giving up money to make money.

You can still work and collect Social Security retirement benefits. However, if you retired before full retirement age off 65-67, the Social Security Administration may reduce your retirement benefits by about one-third to one-half of your outside earnings.

If you are being discriminated against at work because of your age, consult with an experienced employment attorney for help.

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