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Encore Career Redefined

in the Post Covid-19 Pandemic World

by Marc Miller at

An Encore career or a career that starts in the 2nd half of life has gotten a new focus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has forced many who are older out of their jobs and careers.
   Many of you have had the opportunity to
re-evaluate your career direction. Why are you doing what you are doing? Why are you leading the life that you currently have?

Older supervisor

Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

Community Colleges Allow Busy,

Working Adults to Obtain New Skills

by Julius Sokenu at

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Community colleges are the engines for economic recovery, as they are an investment in California’s present and future. The 21st-century labor market requires individuals with some postsecondary education. Given this reality, coupled with the significant impact of COVID-19 on women and underserved communities, there are many academic pathways that provide the specialized training required to serve the needs of both student job seekers and local industries in search of skilled workers. 

Baby Boomers or Millennials?

Today’s Workforce Has Four Generations

by Kate Winslet at

“There have been many changes when it comes to workplace diversity,” said Dr. Pavica Sheldon, Professor and Dean of Communication Arts at the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH)…
   Sheldon said diversity is becoming more contextual. She points to workplace diversity as a prime example.
   “Currently, four generations are working together.”

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Life Everlasting

No matter how hard you try, somethings just won’t go away

A friend received an email notice the other day from a woman who commenting on a blog he had written. Nothing unusual there. That kind of thing happens all the time.
   What caused our friend to sit up and take notice was that the blog was posted on April 3, 2019. That was 28 months ago. How this woman stumbled on this blog post is anybody’s guess. But find it, she did.
   What does this have to do with your job search?  MORE 

Gazing Out the Window

Pass it Along

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Unemployment Data

for July 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.3 million

Labor Participation Rate


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All figures according to the July, 2021

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent data.

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