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Jobless Mid-Career Workers

Face Ageism Amid Unemployment Crisis

By Giulia Campos at

The unemployment crisis is targeting mid-career workers at a higher rate as the pandemic exacerbates negative views of these job seekers aged 45 and older, according to a new report., a non-profit employment organization, found in its study that hiring managers strongly favor younger job candidates, saying they are more application-ready, have more relevant experience, and are a better fit with company culture. 
   Ageism worsened with the pandemic as several companies transitioned to remote work, adopting new technology platforms to create the work-from-home virtual workspace. 

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Is There A Right Age For Professional Women?

by Bonnie Marcus at

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Emma Forster, a 32-year-old marketer, makes a poignant observation about her career. “I feel like as a woman it’s always either that you’re too young or too old. Maybe there’s one day in my life where I’ll be just the right age for something.”
   Unfortunately, the stark reality is that there is never a “right age” for professional women. Women suffer the financial effects of the intersection of gender bias and ageism throughout their careers.

4 Rules Of Exceptional Networking

For Executives By Executives

by Karen Hercules-Doerr, Amy Hinderer, Cynthia Mccarthy,

Dawn Snodgrass at

The pandemic accelerated change and, with it, the need for executives to rethink how they nurture their careers in a new business environment where agile, virtually connected, and tech-driven skills are essential to thrive as a leader. What worked 2-5 years ago is no longer optimal for how businesses and people work together. Subsequently, the need for executives to rethink how they nurture their network is paramount.
   In a recent community Zoom with execs, the topic of online networking got emotional. The focus on channels and content switched to how people were treating people networking online. 


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Technology can be a job seekers best friend

One of biggest complaints that employers have about job seekers over 50 is that they are technologically deficient in one way or another.  So the argument goes, they’re either techno-phobes who don’t even know how to turn on a computer, or their skills are so out of date they’re still using their email addresses.   MORE 

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

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Unemployment Data

for June 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.5 million

Labor Participation Rate


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