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Job Seekers Say Age Discrimination

Continues to Limit Job Opportunities

from yahoo.com

Age discrimination is nothing new, but Suzette Inman says she’s worried COVID-19 gave businesses an excuse to push older employees out of the workforce.

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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

Are You Looking For Jobs On The Right Websites? 

by Robin Ryan at forbes.com

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As I advised a career counseling client yesterday, I was surprised that this baby boomer was looking for jobs on the wrong websites. Teresa said, “I’m just not seeing much, but I guess that Covid has limited the job opportunities.” She hadn’t looked for a new job in over ten years, and some of the sites she used before were not popular anymore for a good reason - things have changed a lot since her last search. Teresa was not looking at the best online job listing sites to uncover good professional-level job openings. We spent the next 15 minutes discussing vital job search strategies and where she should be looking to locate job openings. Whether you are a Millennial, Xer, or a Boomer, you may not be using the most effective job search strategy to uncover opportunities.

3 Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Crushing It

by Barbara Field at nextavenue.org

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported last summer that female-owned small businesses were "disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic and corresponding economic crisis." The prediction for growth and revenue looked depressing. But these three women, all over 50, bucked the statistics by embracing digital technology and pivoting their businesses.

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NIFTY TIP of the DAY 

Consensus

It’s not the Holy Grail, but…

Simultaneously, we are living in the Information Age and the age of fake news. If and how they are inter-related is another discussion for another day. Regardless, there is a connection to you, the mature job seeker, and the volume of job search information and advice available at any given time.
   As we are bombarded with news from every corner of the globe, we also are inundated with job search advice.    MORE 

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Unemployment Data

for May 2021

National Unemployment Rate
5.8%

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54
4.0%

Unemployment Rate Age 55+
4.9%

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.5 million

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