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Older Workers Are Being Pushed Out Of The Job Market
by Jack Kelly at forbes.com
A Bloomberg columnist highlighted what we’ve been seeing in the job market, but no one wants to openly talk about: “people 55 and older [are] leaving the labor force.”
The number of people over the age of 55 who are participating in the workforce is down by 2 million, compared to pre-pandemic levels. The Great Recession of 2008 didn’t even result in this huge of a loss of senior, experienced workers.
Over 50s Increasingly Concerned
That Their Job Prospects Are Dismal
by Natasha Oppenheim at thehrdirector.com
A recent survey of older jobseekers and workers has found that they are strongly disillusioned by their near-term employment prospects, primarily due to the devastating effect of the Covid pandemic on the economy, in combination with their “age disadvantage.” This is compounded by the lack of support on offer to older workers – especially from government – to help them re-enter the workforce, such as training or mature internship schemes.
Steps for Successful but Unhappy Professionals
to Find Meaning
Many job seekers find themselves scrolling through endless online career sites looking for a new role. However, this rarely results in landing the job of your dreams. Consider taking these actionable steps to find more rewarding employment opportunities.
NIFTY TIP of the DAY
Of Course You Do
In today’s competitive job market, expectations are running high
No one likes to be taken for granted – least of all older job seekers in the midst of a job search. MORE
More help for the 50+ job seeker:
Pass it Along
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.