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More than 200,000 Older Workers Forced
into Early Retirement During Pandemic
How to bounce back from redundancy when you're not ready to retire
by Lucinda Herbert at inyourarea.co.uk
Getting made redundant is hard at any age, but can be especially daunting for older workers. It's rough having to start again after giving years of service to a job that you previously expected to do for life.
Research from over-50s community and employment hub RestLess has shown that more than 200,000 older workers have been forced into early retirement during the pandemic, while there was a 300% rise in redundancies for the over-60s during the last 3 months of 2020.
7 Industries Where Ageism Is the Most Rampant
by Marjolein Dilven at theladders.com
Do you want to know what agism exactly is? How to avoid it? Here is everything you need to know about ageism, plus the industries where ageism is the most rampant.
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.
10 Signs You’re a Victim of Age Discrimination at Work
by Laura Berlinsky-Schine at ivyexec.com
One in five workers in the United States is age 55 or older, and 65% of workers say they’ve seen or experienced age discrimination in the workplace, according to the AARP.
Ageism is too common in today’s workplace, with stereotypes, derogatory remarks and preferential treatment of younger employees rampant. Not only is age discrimination offensive, but it’s also illegal.
NIFTY TIP of the DAY
A Step in the Right Direction
Taking a step back might be in your best interest
Any job search can be an emotional roller coaster, a mental grind, and even physically draining. That’s true for anyone, but even more so for an older job seeker. At our age, a job search – especially a protracted one – can be devastating. MORE
More help for the 50+ job seeker:
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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.