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The pandemic forced many workers to take early retirement or step away from their careers to care for family members. As the tight job market continues, innovative programs are trying to lure them back to the workplace.

Governments at all levels in the competition for talent are increasingly attracted to recruiting experienced workers looking to relaunch their careers, MarketWatch reports. The idea behind various re-entry programs targeted at professionals is that careers often aren’t linear. Return-to-work programs are gaining momentum in the private sector, thanks to the potent combination of an aging workforce, increased longevity and tight labor markets.

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