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Throughout human history, most countries have had more young people than old people. This is no longer true in the United States and is even less true in most western European countries and Japan. Between 2010 and 2040, the numbers of elderly Americans will more than double while the non-elderly population will grow by just ten percent. As the United States workforce ages, some analysts and researchers are projecting a labor shortage and a corresponding job boom in the next decade. As a result, there will be a gap in the availability of an educated and trained pool of skilled workers to fill organizational needs. In The Boomer Retirement Time Bomb, Donald L. Venneberg and Barbara Welss Eversole endeavor to shed some light on the issues connected to retaining, and even recruiting, talent from the pool of senior experienced workers.