Next time you’re asked “Would you like fries with that?” it may be from someone who just got his or her AARP card and not like someone who just got his or her driver’s license. Battered retirement investments have led older workers to stay in, or re-enter, the workforce. And the situation has caused a shift in the average age of workers with the percentage of young people dropping to the lowest level since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics started keeping track in 1948. Chris Lawson is a hiring expert and the President of the Eli Daniel Group.

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