In fact, the vast majority of workers today, or 78 percent, say they are in need of new skills to stay in the game and advance, according to a new joint survey conducted by Kaplan University and LinkedIn.
Survey Says …
- 62 percent of boomers who are at the end of their career say they are in need of new skills.
- 64 percent of respondents and 55 percent of boomers say education will continue to play an important role in their career advancement.
- 63 percent of respondents say they regularly devote time to enhancing their online presence.
(MORE: Mr. Millennial's Career Tips for Boomers' Kids)
Employers Also See Skills Gap
Older Workers Hit Hardest
Indeed, America's most veteran workers are fighting irrelevance everyday, and 51 percent of them have said they've been forced to retire earlier than they wanted to, as per a MetLife Mature Market Institute survey released last year that was reported on by AOL Jobs.
Dan Fastenberg is a staff writer for AOL Jobs. He is a former reporter with TIME Magazine and writer for the Thomson Reuters news service's Latin America desk. Follow Dan on Twitter. Email Dan at [email protected]. Add Dan to your Google+ circles.
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