Half of employers (53%) plan to hire mature workers age 50 or older in 2014 — up from 48% last year — according to an annual CareerBuilder survey.

A third (34%) of employers say they received applications from mature workers for entry-level positions, and 77% of employers say they would consider hiring a mature worker for a job, even if that applicant is overqualified. Only 9% would not, on the basis of not being able to match salary demands.   

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