The mother of Priyanka Gothi was a teacher who retired when she was sixty - knowing she could still work, however, her daughter tried to find her another job. The problem she ran into was that seemingly nobody wanted to hire someone of her mother's age.
The experience inspired Gothi, a digital marketer in India, to build a job matching platform aimed at helping other elderly people pursue a second career after their retirement.
Later, Gothi came to Hong Kong with her husband, and she found Hong Kong an ideal location to set up a platform for elderly job seekers. So this was where she launched “Retired Not Out” in June last year, a job search website targeting retired professionals over the age of 50.
According to statistics from Hong Kong’s population by-census in 2016, the city’s elderly population has risen to 16 percent, with the working population aged 65 or above doubling in the last ten years. The city’s population enjoys the longest life expectancy in the world. The average lifespan for women in Hong Kong is 87.34 years, while for men the average is 81.32 years.
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