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The Pandemic Made the Last Acceptable Prejudice Worse
Ageism has colored the response to COVID-19
and is setting everyone up for a more difficult economic recovery
by Ashish Kaushal at foreignpolicy.com
If there is one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us, it is that our survival depends on society putting the good of all above individual needs. It has also shown us, however, that we often fail to reach that ideal, and it has underscored many existing disparities, including unequal access to health care, uneven job losses, and an alarming economic gap between generations.
According to Fast Company, in the next 30 years, the number of people aged 60 and older will rise to 2 billion, up from 900 million in 2015. But ageism may be on the rise in the COVID-19 economy.
Older Jobseekers Falling Through the Cracks in Silent Crisis
by Jade Macmillan at abc.net.au
Not even the deadly threat of cancer was enough to keep Louise from going to work each day…
Louise has been looking for a new job since August, when her 12-month contract in a management position was not renewed due to a COVID-related downturn…
She also worries her age is making it more difficult.
Why It’s Easier To Get A New Job When You Have A Job (And What To Do If You Don’t)
by Dawn Graham at forbes.com
Hiring is highly biased… Research shows that employers discriminate against jobless candidates and tend to rate employed applicants higher on hireability. Also, the longer a person is unemployed, the lower the chances of getting an interview.
So, when given the option, it’s best to find a new job before leaving your old one. However, we’re not always given this choice, and many have learned this firsthand over the past year.
If you find yourself unemployed and looking, here’s what you can do.
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.