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The Great Resignation May Help You Land Your Dream Job

by Carmen Reinicke at

Many Americans are leaving their current employers in hopes of finding better jobs. In September, a record 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs, eclipsing the previous high set in August.

    At the same time, millions of Americans have been hired in recent months, as the economic recovery from the pandemic recession continues. Many of the workers that have quit have gone on to jobs with higher pay, while others have moved to have greater flexibility or work-life balance.

    Here’s what to know about finding a job with a better fit in today’s labor market.

What's Age Got to do with it? 

Realities and Solutions for Workplace Ageism

from National Institute for Occupational Safety

Speakers discuss different aspects of workplace ageism and ways that we as workers, employers, and researchers can address it. (Video)

Christmas Jobs Double Year-on-Year

as Seasonal Hiring Ramps Up


The 2021 holiday hiring season is in full swing, with over 26,000 temporary Christmas positions currently up for grabs, according to new research from smarter job search engine Adzuna… Two sectors dominate seasonal hiring: Retail and Logistics & Warehousing. The majority of roles available are for Customer Service sales roles, Picker/Packers, or Delivery Drivers. 

Think ageism
is a U.S. problem?
Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

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Unemployment Data
for October 2021


National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate

Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate

Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
1.9 million

Labor Participation Rate


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All figures according to October, 2021

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent data.


We Need to Talk

Spoken or written, communication skills are more vital than ever

➔    There was an iconic line from the movie “Cool Hand Luke.” It went something like this, “What we have here, is failure to communicate.” It’s a line that has been referenced many times in many situations and never has it been more apropos than in today’s job market.

    There are a great many job descriptions that call for “good communication skills.” Fair enough. But what precisely does that mean?   MORE 

More help for the 50+ job seeker:

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