New '50+' Job Board Hits the Streets

November 7, 2003 ( - Job seekers 50 and older and businesses looking for more seasoned employees have a new place to meet.

Retiree Services LLC has unveiled, a public online job board focusing on the burgeoning “50+” age group that allows companies and recruiters to list job openings free of charge, according to a news release. Among the free jobseekers services:

  • job search function
  • resume posting
  • stored cover letter
  • access to job search articles, advice columns, and other resources relevant to “50+” jobseekers.

Additionally, jobseekers have the option of subscribing to the site’s members-only services, via a one-time fee of $79. Subscription services includes a resume critique by a professional resume writing organization, a higher rank in employer resume searches, the ability to create job search agents and track job applications, a career coaching session from a Certified Coaching Network professional career coach and discounts on affiliated services.

The company cites an unemployment report released this morning by the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics saying about 1.35 million US citizens ages 50 and older were unemployed and actively seeking jobs as of October as the proof for the need of such a service. The statistics show the 50-plus group of unemployed job seekers in October represented about 16% of the total number of unemployed persons in the US last month, up from 16.44% in October 2002, the company said. Overall, this segment represents about 27% of the US population – 77 million people. estimates that approximately 1000 new job listings and about 100 new resume postings will be added to its site on a daily basis. While’s content is geared to the “50+” jobseeker, people of all ages are welcome to use the site’s services.