Conclusions: In conclusion, older age was a general barrier to re-employment. Health was a more pronounced barrier for seniors with physically demanding work. Seniors with mainly seated work were more likely to accept lower salaries and work-time reduction. Gender diﬀerences existed in relation to work-time reduction, where women were more likely to accept work-time reduction compared to men. Thus, diﬀerent barriers and willingness to accept re-employment exist among currently unemployed seniors across occupational groups.