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Cole: Retirees Make Good Workers

Baby boomers reaching retirement age are returning to the workplace in growing numbers despite officially ending their careers. Some are bored; some feel they have more to contribute. Many continue to work during their golden years to supplement Social Security income or to get benefits, like health insurance. And while seniors are finding full- and part-time jobs a fulfilling way to spend their retirement years, companies also are benefiting from their experience, dependability and work ethic. "Retirees make wonderful workers," said CATHY COLE, chairwoman of the marketing department at the University of Iowa. "They are reliable, have good values and often are only looking for part-time jobs."

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