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Older Workers Worry About
the Prospect of Finding a New Job
by Jasmine Garsd at marketplace.org
Tom Lynch is an upbeat guy. He’s 75, and still has his job as an accountant in North Carolina. He gets to work from home. But even though he’s been able to hold onto a job so far, he’s not optimistic about what would happen if he lost it. “Beginning when I was 55, I was having trouble getting interviews,” he said. “I think I could find work, but I’d probably be working at 70%, 80% of what I make today.”
More than 25 million Americans are receiving unemployment aid. And for many older workers, there is concern that if they join those ranks, they may not get another job at all.
Older Workers Face Higher Unemployment
Amid Virus Pandemic
by Sarah Skidmore Sell at eastoregonian.com
For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their midcareer counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by the New School university in New York City.
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on employment for people of all ages. But researchers found that during its course, workers 55 and older lost jobs sooner, were rehired slower and continue to face higher job losses than their counterparts ages 35 to 54.
14 Common Work-From-Home Jobs
Find out which jobs are available — and how much they pay
by Rachel Jay at moneytalksnews.com
With more companies transitioning to long-term remote work every day, common remote work-from-home jobs are more plentiful than ever. Log in to FlexJobs today to find the remote job that’s uniquely suited for your skills, experience and goals…
Check out our 2020 list of the top 100 remote-friendly companies to help you find your very own job search success.
Not Getting Job Interviews?
Your Resume Is The Problem
by Robin Ryan at forbes.com
Cathy is a 59-year-old Hotel Sales Director who has had a vert successful career until COVID hit and she lost her job. She has been job hunting for seven months and has applied to over 300 jobs. “No one is calling. No interviews, not even one email or inquiry. I’m so frustrated. Is the job market really that impossible right now?”
Pass it Along
If you attend networking events and go to jobs clubs, you’ve been meeting other job seekers just like you. Mention the Nifty50s to them and encourage them to visit as well. You’ll be helping them and you’ll make an appreciative friend for yourself.