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Unemployed Older Workers Often Face Discrimination, Making A Bad Situation Much Worse

by Christian Weller at forbes.com

Unemployment has especially hurt older workers in this recession. Workers 55 years old and older are more likely to be unemployed and spend longer looking for a new job than is the case for younger workers. They also often experience discrimination. This exacerbates the mental stresses associated with unemployment, adding to other health worries in the pandemic and further eroding older workers’ financial security.

Will 2021 Be the Year of the Older Woman?

by Marcia Smalley at sixtyandme.com

The start of the year is a popular time to reflect. So, I’m inclined to be a little philosophical as we greet 2021 while pulling ourselves out of the abyss of the past year and catching our collective breath.

    I know there’s nothing magical about December 31. It’s simply a page that’s turning in the calendar. And yet, this year it felt like a significant, symbolic page.

    We’re so ready to start over!
 

“Older entrepreneurs often have good credit,

which is helpful when applying for business credit.”

How to Raise Money for a New Business These Days

by Donna Mitchell at nextavenue.org

Before Dawn Kelly, 58, launched her quick-serve restaurant The Nourish Spot in Queens, N.Y. in 2017, she had been downsized from a corporate public relations job. She needed to figure out a way to continue working but was unsure about almost every aspect of setting up and running a business…

    When launching their companies, almost half of startup principals had $10,000 in the bank to fund it, according to a 2019 study by SCORE.
 

NIFTY TIP of the DAY

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Job titles and descriptions, and other realities of the 2021 job-search world

When you’re looking for a job, what’s the first thing you look at? Unless you’re looking for a spot at a particular organization, the first thing that grabs your attention typically is the job title. Right?

    Unfortunately, the job title may not be all that it appears. Discounting the obvious preposterous job titles that have cropped up in the past decade or so… you may need to look beyond the job title to determine your interest or “fit” for a particular job.  MORE
 

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Unemployment Data

National Unemployment Rate
6.7%

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54
5.4%

Unemployment Rate Age 55+
6.0%

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
3 million

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