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The Best Part-Time Jobs With Flexible Hours for Retirees

GOBankingRates Logo By Charlene Oldham of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 16: A growing number of older Americans are returning to the workforce or never leaving it entirely behind. In 2016, 19.3 percent of people over age 65 were working or actively looking for work, up from 12.1 percent in 1996, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That percentage is expected to increase to 21.8 percent by 2026. Experts say there are several reasons for this."While some retirees work part time in retirement simply because they need to continue earning an income," said Brie Reynolds, senior career specialist at FlexJobs. "In our survey of over 2,000 people aged 50 or older, 64 percent said they both need and want to work."Regardless of retirees' reasons for working, there's probably a position to suit their schedules and lifestyles. Read on to see 15 part-time jobs for retirees to consider.

The Best Part-Time Jobs With Flexible Hours for Retirees

A growing number of older Americans are returning to the workforce or never leaving it entirely behind. In 2016, 19.3 percent of people over age 65 were working or actively looking for work, up from 12.1 percent in 1996, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That percentage is expected to increase to 21.8 percent by 2026. Experts say there are several reasons for this.

"While some retirees work part time in retirement simply because they need to continue earning an income," said Brie Reynolds, senior career specialist at FlexJobs. "In our survey of over 2,000 people aged 50 or older, 64 percent said they both need and want to work."

Regardless of retirees' reasons for working, there's probably a position to suit their schedules and lifestyles. Read on to see 15 part-time jobs for retirees to consider.

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