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Older Workers Unemployment

Are Headhunters Chowing Down on Boomers?

Arlene Schindler | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

A site will compare my resume side-by-side with a half-dozen other candidates who went to better schools, worked at greater companies and possibly had better careers than I did. It's so depressing; I'd rather watch my own colonoscopy -- polyps and all -- again.

The End of the Means

William K. Zinke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

I agree with the saying, "You don't stop having fun when you grow older. You grow older when you stop having fun." Having been an entrepreneur for the past 44 years, I can't say it has always been fun, but being my own boss sure beats marching to someone else's drum

Be a Driver and Write Your Own Ticket

William K. Zinke | Posted 12.25.2013 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

Most readers have been in the position of being stopped for speeding and watching with a faint heart as the police officer wrote out a ticket. Following are my suggestions on how to be a driver and write your own ticket.

Entrepreneurs Are Why's Guys

William K. Zinke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

Entrepreneurs (loosely defined as those who create a new business in the hope of making money or otherwise adding value) are and need to be "why's guys," focused on both the why and why-not questions.

Arthur Delaney

Self-Employment An Escape From Long-Term Joblessness For Some Older Workers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.17.2013 | Small Business

Three of every 10 self-employed workers older than 45 turned to entrepreneurship after being laid off, according to a new AARP survey. And the fi...

Resources For Job Seekers

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.10.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While the U.S. job market has improved slightly over the past year or so, challenges persist for many older job seekers. Fortunately, there are a number of free online tools and in-person training centers scattered across the country today that can help you find employment.

How Many Seniors Are Still Working?

U.S. News And World Report | PHILIP MOELLER | Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty

The impact of older workers continues to increase, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. People over age 65 are becoming a larger share of the pop...

Code Word for Age Discrimination

Jessica Lappin | Posted 03.19.2013 | New York
Jessica Lappin

To be sure, job creation efforts should benefit New Yorkers of all ages. But with the senior population expected to double over the next 30 years, this group deserves special attention. They're ready to work; they just need a chance.

Older Workers and the Great Recession: A Look Back Over Five Years

Sara Rix | Posted 03.13.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

December 2012 marked the fifth year since the official onset of the Great Recession in December 2007 and more than three years since its official end in June 2009. What does the picture look like for Americans aged 55 and older today?

How Did Older Workers Fare Last Month?

Posted 11.02.2012 | Fifty

The unemployment rate among people 55 and older fell one-tenth of a percent to 5.8 percent in October, according to an AARP Policy Institute analysis ...

It Isn't Getting Easier For Boomers Post Recession

Posted 09.21.2012 | Fifty

Three years after the Great Recession officially ended, boomers are still having a hard time making ends meet and finding jobs, according to a new AAR...

Older Workers Bear The Brunt Of Long-Term Unemployment

Posted 11.08.2012 | Fifty

At least one person interviewed said "local employers had asked her to screen out all applicants over the age of 40."

Living Paycheck To Paycheck Is A Reality For Many Older Workers

Posted 08.19.2012 | Fifty

If you’re living for the weekend largely because it’s pay day, you’re not alone: While fewer people are dependent on their next paycheck to make...

Arthur Delaney

Older Americans Want Better Protection From Age Discrimination | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Older Americans widely agree that Congress should strengthen protections against age discrimination in the workplace, according to a new...

Obama On Older Workers' Unemployment: 'It's A Lot Tougher'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama acknowledged in an interview published Thursday that older workers who lose their jobs have a harder time getting back to work ...

An Update From The 'World's Oldest Boomerang Child'

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Long-term unemployment among workers age 55 and over has grown significantly since the recession began in 2007, according to a recent report from The ...

Arthur Delaney

Congress Disputes Impact Of Hiring Discrimination Against Older Workers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Philadelphia resident Sheila Whitelaw lost her job as a manager at a clothing store when the store closed in 2010. She suspects she hasn...

For Long-Term Unemployed, Hiring Bias Rears Its Head

AP | STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Few job seekers who fail to get an interview know the reason, but Michelle Chesney-Offutt said a recruiter told her why she lost th...

Tell Congress to Stand Up for Older Workers

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

We believe that every older American deserves the chance to live independently through the power of work.

Arthur Delaney

When Will Things Get Better For Older Workers Who've Lost Their Jobs? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

Tom Magnone of Liberty Township, Ohio, has kept a precise record of his search for work since he lost his information technology position in 2009. An ...

Should Older Workers Step Aside?

Kevin E. Cahill | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business
Kevin E. Cahill

How do we address the fact that both older and younger workers need jobs now? The best advice is to see past the short term and avoid introducing a market distortion -- asking older workers to "step aside" -- that is premised on the number of jobs in the economy being fixed.

Arthur Delaney

WATCH Over 50 And Out Of Work: 'My Wife Doesn't Love Me Anymore' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

Mike's career as a draftsman started falling apart in 2008. When the financial crisis hit, he spent a year working as a contractor, and then a few wee...

Who's Gaining Ground In Employment? Older Workers, Because They Have To

McClatchy | Kevin G. Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Americans have been losing their jobs in droves, yet one group has gained ground in employment during this recession: workers 55 and old...