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7 Industries Where Ageism Is the Most Rampant

by Marjolein Dilven at theladders.com

Over the last year, we’ve seen a rapid change in the workforce. Over 1.1 million workers between ages 55 and 70 have left the workforce in the last quarter, which is an incredible improvement from the 2.6 million that left the workforce in Q2 of 2020. 

    These numbers are staggering. Especially when you think about the fact that many of these workers won’t find a job anymore and are forced to retire with less money than expected. 

    The high number of people over 55 in the workforce that wants to work, but can’t get a job is increasing. Why is that? 

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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

The Four Hiring Stages

Where You Should Watch Out For Bias

by Andrew Hunter at forbes.com

Hiring is one of the levers most easily moved when aiming for equality within the workplace. Removing bias from the process is a must. Aside from the moral obligation employers have to strive toward equality in the workplace, compelling evidence shows a diverse workforce is a successful workforce. Notably, a study by Boston Consulting Group found that companies with more diverse management teams are more innovative, leading to 19% higher revenues. Here are the four key hiring stages where you should watch out for bias.

Should You Accept That Not-So-Perfect Job?

By Andrew Seaman at linkedin.com
 

People see a lot of job ads when they’re looking for work. If you’re following the best practices suggested by most — if not all — experts, you are looking for the right job. You should not be looking for just any job.

    Some people may misinterpret that to mean they should look for the perfect job, but that’s probably not the best approach. After all, few jobs meet a person’s definition of perfect and it usually changes over time.
 

NIFTY TIP of the DAY 

Deal With It

Rejection is an integral part of the job search process

When looking at rejection as part of the job search, first things first… don’t take it personally.

    It doesn’t matter how qualified you are, how much talent and experience you have, you are going to be rejected at some point during your job search. The data bears this out. According to the L.A. Times, the average job seeker will be rejected by 24 decision-makers before they get the “yes,” and get hired. MORE

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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.

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Unemployment Data

for April 2021

National Unemployment Rate
6.1%

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54
5.0%

Unemployment Rate Age 55+
5.0%

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.7 million

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