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Older Employees Prefer Working from Home

While Gen Z, Millennials Want to Return to Office


Many workers are preparing to head back to the office for the first time since the start of the pandemic; with the continuing surge of the delta variant, however, employees are questioning how long certain work policies will last. 
   CEO and co-founder of the online career platform, The Muse, Kathryn Minshew joined FOX Business’ "Mornings with Maria" to weigh in on the debate between remaining remote and returning to in-person work setups. Minshew suggested
a worker’s age impacts an employee’s work environment preferences, noting a disparity between younger and older generations.

Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

72% of Companies Prefer to Reskill Employees

Over Hiring New Ones

from Yahoo Finance

A majority of companies (72%) would rather take the time to reskill current employees for production needs than hire new ones from outside the organization…
   Three-in-five hiring decision-makers (60%) say their companies plan to reskill employees by the end of 2021 with larger companies the most likely to offer reskilling opportunities.

Looking Back, at Age 95

From the oldest-working park ranger, a 2016 Influencer in Aging

by Betty Reid Soskin

UPDATE:   Influencer in Aging Betty Reid Soskin, the oldest active ranger in the National Park Service, turned 100 on Sept. 22, 2021.

My voice will be stilled in the not too distant future, I know, and just who will be my replacement hasn't yet been determined. Or, maybe I'm just not aware of how that process will play out over time, and that's how it should be. After all, we're each one-of-a-kind human beings, not to be cloned except maybe in the case of identical twins, but even that may be improbable.
    Perhaps those things we see in ourselves as flaws are really what make us unique and un-clonable, maybe?


Betty Reid Soskin


In ATS, the “A” Stands For…

There’s more being automated than what meets the eye – some good, some bad

The bane of most 21st Century job seekers – regardless of age – is the ATS, the automated tracking system. Used by most large companies, the ATS saves employers hours upon hours of reviewing resumes which have been submitted for various job openings.
   While this is good for the employers, it’s poison for job seekers.  MORE 

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Unemployment Data

for August 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.1 million

Labor Participation Rate


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All figures according to the August, 2021

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent data.

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