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by Teresa Ghilarducci at

Almost everybody needs or wants to work in their 50s and most need to work into their 60s. But the pandemic hasn't been kind to older workers.

    The “Great Resignation” — a term that describes those who have been emboldened to seek raises or discover better things to do than work — mostly applies to young and mobile workers. Only employees ages 16 to 24 have seen big wage gains, while older workers' wages have been stagnant. In addition, a sizable chunk of older workers, about 15%, lost their jobs in 2020 compared to 14% of prime-age workers. That's counter to the trend of older worker job loss usually being lower compared to other age groups during a recession.   MORE

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Do You Believe in Ghosts?
Ghosts may not be real, but ghosting is

➔    Whether you believe in ghosts or not, if you’ve been job seeking for any length of time, you’ve probably experienced “ghosting.”

    If you’re not familiar with term, definitions abound but this one works as well as any other, “Ghosting is abruptly ending communication with someone without explanation.”

    If you’ve applied for a job and heard nothing in return…   MORE 

“Recruiter Guy” Pens Book to Help People Over 50 Find New Jobs

by Scott Iwasaki at

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