In a previous column, we explored some of the avenues for those interested in working in Retirement – such as working part of the year, starting your own business, trying out a new career through, working from home, or finding an employer by using AARP\’s annual list of best employers for those over 50.

Today, I\’d like to share with you the results from the “Annual Talent Shortage Survey” study from Manpower Inc., detailing the top job needs of employers for 2007. Manpower Inc. surveyed 2,400 firms in the United States, asking them if they were having difficulty filling positions, and if so, which job they were having the most difficulty filling. So, if you\’re thinking about continuing to work/working in retirement, here\’s a specific listing (in order of need) of where the 2007 jobs are in the United States:

  • Sales representatives
  • Teachers
  • Mechanics
  • Technicians
  • Management/executives
  • Truck drivers
  • Drivers/delivery personnel
  • Accountants
  • Laborers
  • Machine Operators
  • To access the complete survey, check out Happy (job) hunting!

    Jan Cullinane is the co-author of The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life (Rodale, 2007). She gives seminars on the (primarily) non-financial aspects of retirement through her company, "Retirement Living from A to Z."