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Newly retired so poor having to seek extra work

Newly retired so poor having to seek extra work reports rapid rise in newly retired people seeking extra work to make ends meet. ( – Europe’s biggest online business marketplace – today reported a 117 percent rise in newly retired people looking to earn more money to boost their pensions in the last 12 months.

The site found that pensioners were most likely to seek work in sales, either working with already established clients or cold calling clients for companies. Retired people were also undertaking work in web design and videography. 

The highest increase in retired people looking for work was in the South East with 30 percent of all retired people signing up to the site, while 16 percent of all retired people in London signed up to the site, with 12 percent of all retired people in the South West signing up. 

Retired people also gained the highest rating for quality of work, with an average score for female digital workers of five out of five. 

According to founder and CEO Xenios Thrasyvoulou: “These latest figures show that online sites such as are helping retired people earn much needed extra money to help make ends meet. 

“Stock market-linked pensions are down, food and energy prices are up and the cost of living generally is having a massive impact on the already meager means of many pensioners in the UK today.

“ has seen a shocking rise in the number of retired people being forced to seek extra work to pay bills or simply to be able to afford to eat,” says Thrasyvoulou.  

“Yet when they do work, our figures show that the quality of the work they produce is exceptional, showing that many retired people are not only able to keep working, but produce better work than most half their age,” he said. 


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