Are you over the age of 60 or thinking of retiring?
- Does the K&E slide rule bring back memories?
- Do you remember lugging around punch cards for your FORTRAN programs or maybe you used FORTRAN for Finite Element Analysis or Computational Fluid Dynamics early in your career?
- Did you learn CAD using IBM CADAM?
If you answered YES to any of these, you probably attended college or technical school during the 60’s or 70’s, you are probably over the age of 60, and you are in great demand. Our client companies greatly value the experience and knowledge that you bring to the table – especially for contract positions. In fact, over 40% of our contract employees are over the age of 60... and 22% are over 65!
If you are an engineer, designer or technician over the age of 60, you may want to consider contract or contract-to-perm employment. Here are some reasons why:
- There is zero age discrimination. In fact, your age is an asset - the more experience you have the more valued you are.
- The average contract position with us is about 10 months; however, many contract jobs go on for several years or convert to direct / permanent positions.
- Contract positions pay, on the average, 20 to 30% higher than comparable direct positions.
- You are paid for all overtime hours.
- If you join our 401(k) plan and are over 65, you are vested immediately.
- The decision making process is very quick – not the protracted 2 to 4 week process that is frequently the case with direct / permanent jobs.
- There is no actual “contract” to sign. It is “employment at will” as with any ordinary job.
- You would be paid on regular W-2 along with many of the benefits of a traditional direct position, such as
Vacation and holiday pay
Company contribution on health insurance (if not covered under Medicare)
- Your benefits would also include all the “employer of record” legal requirements, such as unemployment insurance, short term disability insurance and workers compensation insurance.