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America Needs An Older Workers Bureau

by Richard McGahey at

The Covid-19 pandemic made many pre-existing economic inequalities worse, including the precarious situation of Black and non-white workers and the pressures on women to juggle work and care responsibilities.  The pandemic also magnified economic pressures on vulnerable older workers, and our post-pandemic economic and equity policies must include them.
   Why do older workers matter to the economy?  First, they make up a startling high share of the U.S. labor force, and are essential to a full economic recovery.  About one out of four workers are aged 54 are over and by 2029 their share will grow.

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Think ageism

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Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

Top 10 People You Must Have In Your Network

To Find A Job

by Tai Goodwin and Jenna Arcand at

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So, you know it is important to have the two Qs as you build out your network: quality and quantity. But have you considered the importance of having a well-rounded network?
   In this labor market, having a strong network is critical to your career success. There are plenty of tips and articles on where to find people, how and when to connect with them, and even what you need to say to attract and maintain your network. This article focuses on who should be in your network.

Get the Facts!

There are many myths about older workers. If you want the facts to help you navigate toward your next position, check out the Nifty50s Myths & Facts About Older Workers.
   Something new:   The New York Times recently reported that over the 25 years from 1990 to 2015, the number of centarians worldwide has increased from 95,000 to 450,000 – an increase of nearly 500 percent. UN estimates claim that by the year 2100, there will be 25 million people living past the age of 100.

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Good & Bad:  Employers don’t remain stagnant

As you pursue your job search, no doubt you’ll hear stories, rumors, etc. about various companies and organizations, and what kinds of places they are to work. It may be driven by a particular boss, company president or just the company culture.  MORE 

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Unemployment Data

for May 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.5 million

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