This article was first published by The Times of Israel and is re-posted with permission.
The tech industry’s shortage of qualified manpower could be fixed quite easily if the nation taps into the vast amount of knowledge accrued over the years by the senior citizens in its midst, said 70-year old Noam Gleicher, who has set up a database to help active retirees get back into the workforce.
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The people he works with have gained decades of experience in a wide range of fields but now that they are retired, spend time at the gym, at the beach or with grandchildren “and don’t do much else,” Gleicher told The Times of Israel. “After two years they already don’t know what to do with themselves.”
Legacy, the company Gleicher founded three years ago with 72-year old Zeev Leshem, a former chief executive of diamond industry tool maker Sarin Technologies, offers these retirees — many of whom don’t need the money — part-time or project-based jobs on a freelance basis that will “give them a sense of worth.”
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