Temporary office work isn't the most glamorous job in the world, but it's a great way for retirees to earn some extra cash on a flexible schedule. Since unemployment levels are still high, there are more people applying for temp work than usual, but hiring figures show a continued strong demand for workers with strong experience in finance, law, accounting and administrative support [source: Johnson].
The best bet for finding temp work is to sign up with a large service like Manpower or Kelly Services. They'll shop around your resume and connect you with work that matches your skills and schedule. Another interesting tack is to find another retiree and apply to a full-time position together. Time-sharing is advantageous for both the worker and the employer. Workers get a part-time schedule, and the employer fills a full-time position without having to spring for full-time benefits [source: Salary.com].