Retirees head back to work

March 19, 2009 6:53:15 PM PDT
Retirees are feeling the impact of the sour economy right now, so many of them are going back to work.

SIGN-UP: Get breaking news sent to you

One retired accountant is now back at work driving a school bus. She says she likes her job, but life was supposed to be a lot easier by now.

"I would have a big smile on my face, I would be working in clinics every day, I would be volunteering at the school every day," Eva Coffey said.

Labor department statistics bear it out. In February, there were a 500,000 more workers over age 65 than there were in February of 2008.

       Today's latest headlines | ABC7 News on your phone
Follow us on Twitter | Fan us on Facebook | Get our free widget