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What the New SBA Head Is Doing

for Older and Minority Entrepreneurs

by Kerry Hannon at

There's nothing small about the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Isabella Casillas Guzman, who was sworn in March 17 as its 27th Administrator and the first Latina in that role, gets it…
   There are more than 30 million (small businesses). Small businesses account for 44% of U.S. Gross Domestic Product, create two-thirds of net new jobs and employ nearly half of America's workers. 

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Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

A Pandemic Silver Lining: 

Age Discrimination Has Fallen in 2021

by Jeff Hoyt at

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The past year of work has been different, for obvious reasons. While our organizations have faced their share of new challenges — and even achieved new successes — some longstanding issues remain. That includes age discrimination.
   However, there is some good news to be found in all of this. According to new research we conducted at, the number of workers reporting age discrimination dropped to 15 percent in 2021, compared to 20 percent in 2020.

Your Networking Value Proposition

by Phil Stella, Effective Training & Communication Inc. 

Let’s briefly discuss your networking value proposition for (your job search.)
   Networking is all about sharing information. In 1982, John Naisbitt defined it in MegaTrends as the “exchange of ideas, information and resources.” That’s where it all starts. Nothing new, high tech or sexy.

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Words Mean a Lot

Your choices of words say a lot about you

Part of our reason for existing is to review articles about job seeking – especially as they pertain to job seekers over the age of 50. Most of what we see are good, very good. Others? Well, not so much.
   But we did learn something interesting from a recent piece… We were struck by the choice of words by the author. Included in her suggestions, she advised older job seekers to “communicate your willingness to learn new technology.”  MORE 

Writing on a Notebook

More help for the 50+ job seeker:

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.

More Nifty Tips

We’ve been storing NiftyTips to assist you and for you to share.

Not finding what you’re looking for?
     Be sure to check out the Nifty50s archives.

Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

Nifty50s has accumulated job-search advice
that specifically addresses the Covid pandemic.


Unemployment Data

for May 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.5 million

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