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At Intel, A Retirement Perk That Can Kick Off A New Career As A Paid Fellow

The tech company pays retirement-age employees a stipend to transition to jobs with mission-driven nonprofits. And for some, the fellowship can turn into a second act.
Gail Dougherty, 61, was a project manager at Intel until she retired in 2016. Now she is working part time at a health center, part of a fellowship paid by Intel as a regular retirement benefit. Source: Ina Jaffe

Not everyone who reaches so-called retirement age is ready to retire. But they may be ready for a change. That's one of the reasons that the tech giant Intel pays longtime employees a stipend while they try out new careers at nonprofit organizations.

One of those employees is 61-year-old Gail Dougherty. The former project manager now sits at a desk at the

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