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Robots Are Hiding 27 Million Workers
from Employers Who Need Them
Applicants’ résumés are often going into an electronic black hole,
ghosted by potential employers. Here’s how job seekers can get around it.
by Kerry Hannon at marketwatch.com
Every once in awhile, while covering the older workers and personal finance beats, I run across a research report that stops me cold. “Hidden Workers: Untapped Talent” fits that bill, revealing the cruel underbelly of hiring. I’d even call it explosive.
The findings of the 74-page “Hidden Workers: Untapped Talent” come from a study jointly piloted by Harvard Business School’s Project on Managing the Future of Work and the consulting firm Accenture. Its researchers estimate that there are more than 27 million “hidden workers” in America — ones who are unemployed, underemployed or working part time and who are eager to get hired for full-time jobs. The problem is they’re “hidden” from most employers who’d benefit from hiring them.
Pandemic Costs Older Women Workers Jobs, Income
Caregiving duties , age discrimination hinder ability of many to make a living
by Kenneth Terrell at aarp.org
Since the beginning of 2020, 41 percent of women ages 40 to 65 lost job-based income, according to new research that finds that women — particularly women of color — carried heavier burdens as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted workplaces and the American economy.
To determine the impact the pandemic has had on midcareer and older women workers, AARP Research conducted an online survey of 1,612 women in June 2021. The poll found that since January 2020 , the respondents had lost money due to combinations of job loss (14 percent), reduced hours (13 percent), job furlough (9 percent), temporary layoff (7 percent) or reduced salary/hourly wage (4 percent).
How to Cultivate Work Relationships in a Zoom World
4 ways to build bonds with colleagues when work is virtual
by Nancy Collamer at nextavenue.org
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.