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How Does Age Discrimination Affect the Economy?
by Janet Nguyen at marketplace.org
Discriminating against older workers not only means they lose out on billions of dollars, but it can also result in lost GDP.
The advocacy group AARP released a study last year that found bias against workers age 50 and older reduced the nation’s gross domestic product by an estimated $850 billion in 2018. The study also found that age discrimination may have led to $545 billion in forgone wages and salaries for older workers that year.
3 Tips to Overcome Ageism in Your Job Search
by Joe Szynkowski at thesouthern.com
Last week, we covered the topic of teenagers finding ample work opportunities due to the rise in demand for service-based jobs.
On the other side of the experience scale, many workers are facing a growing issue with ageism in the job market.
About 35 percent of the U.S. population is now age 50 or older, according to AARP. Yet the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently found that “age discrimination remains a significant and costly problem for workers, their families and our economy.”
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.
How to Write a Resume That Will Boost Your Career
as an Older Professional
by Wendy Marx at business2community.com