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How Does Age Discrimination Affect the Economy?

by Janet Nguyen at

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. 

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Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

3 Tips to Overcome Ageism in Your Job Search

by Joe Szynkowski at

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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

Searching for a job when you’re over 50 is never easy and can be stressful. But having the right resume can help. Discover how to write a resume that gets results when you’re an older professional — as well as some resume tips for what not to do.
   The fact is not every resume is created equal.

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Working the Net

Sometimes it’s the little things that count most

We recently heard a recruiter state that 78 percent of your job search time should networking. That seems to follow with the estimate that more than 80 percent of job placements involve (in one way, shape or form) networking.
   Of course, if you’ve been paying attention at all, you should already know this. (Or, at least, be familiar with it.)    MORE 


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Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

Nifty50s has accumulated job-search advice
that specifically addresses the Covid pandemic.


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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