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Older Workers

Trying To Find A Job When You're A 61-Year-Old Woman

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 05.10.2016 | Fifty
Linda DeMers Hummel

I knew my days were numbered as soon as the new org chart came out. It was complicated, with squiggles and two-sided arrows. It was like a corporate Escher print, and I couldn't -- for the life of me -- figure out where I belonged in the company that had been my employer for six years.

The 7 Things Tech Companies Need To Realize About Older Workers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.22.2016 | Fifty

Ageism runs rampant through Silicon Valley, where older workers are frequently overlooked for jobs. The Huffington Post asked Rick Devine, CEO and fou...

Why Raising The Social Security Retirement Age Could Hit Latinos Hardest

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics

More than four in 10 workers aged 58 or older have physically stressful jobs, according to a new report. Six in 10 older Latino workers have jobs th...

Love, #WorkMom--Wisdom For Younger Workers

Chanler Jeffers | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Chanler Jeffers

I'm fortunate to have a very wide circle of friends. Many of them are younger, which I adore, since I thrive on their energy and optimism. This young...

5 Ways Midlifers Sabotage Themselves In The Workplace

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.26.2016 | Fifty

A funny thing happened on the way to retirement: Things got uncomfortable at work. While age discrimination in the workplace is real, some older job-s...

The Lies Those Of Us Over 50 Were Told When We Were Young

Chanler Jeffers | Posted 02.25.2016 | Fifty
Chanler Jeffers

Regrettably, there has been a difficult change in our country, and many of us didn't see it coming. I come from a generation that was given certain promises. So we diligently followed the rules. The world today, however, doesn't see us this way. In many cases, our value isn't recognized.

Age Discrimination Is Also Sexist

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty

Mirror, mirror on the wall Who's being treated most unfairly of them all? With apologies to the Evil Queen from Snow White, the answer -- at least whe...

The Trait That Makes Older Workers Desirable (Not Experience!)

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.30.2015 | Fifty

A funny thing happened on the way to the unemployment office. People 55 and over actually began to get hired for jobs. After years and years of being ...

Are We Ready for the Four-Generation Workforce?

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

There has been considerable focus on youth employment in recent years, but the UK's demographics are such that the fastest growing segment of the workforce is the over-50s.

Back-to-School Planning for Returning Students

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

For mid-career workers, education is a great way to remain vital in the workforce. It can also be a risky financial investment. Experienced workers should fully investigate all degree and training programs for maximum payoff.

44 Ways the Young Old (Boomers) Can Help the Extreme Old and Make Money

Carol Marak | Posted 08.13.2015 | Fifty
Carol Marak

If you don't work in the industry, you might not "get" why someone would spend cash on learning about older people. But if you're in the private sector, I recommend that you have a change of heart. I know that growing older is not an attractive phase in our culture, and the general public would rather ignore it altogether.

7 Things My Intergenerational Office Taught Me About Friendship

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.14.2016 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I am 65, and for the past four years, HuffPost's office in Los Angeles has been my work home. I am the oldest soul in the building, something I've grown used to. I happen to like my officemates -- and believe that that affection is reciprocated. But without a doubt, being the oldest comes with distinctions -- and life lessons.

6 Super-Specific Tips For Working Successfully With A Younger Boss

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.13.2015 | Fifty

Remember when Obama was elected and he was the first president who was younger than you? Or the first time a younger-than-you doctor walked into the e...

Why Companies Should Fight To Keep Older Workers Instead Of Pushing Them Out

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

You know how dogs do that stiff-legged resistance thing when you try to drag them through the door to see the vet? Well, older workers are apparently doing the same when it comes to retirement. They are digging in and not budging, much to the chagrin of companies that would like to be rid of them and their higher salaries.

For Japan, Policy So Far Is Too Little Too Late

Milton Ezrati | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

By 2030, Japan will have less than two people of working age for each retiree. If left unaddressed, such a lopsided mix of producers and consumers will bankrupt Japan's pension system and assure a stunted pace of growth.

Why So Many Older Unemployed Workers Can't Find A Job

Sara Rix | Posted 06.20.2014 | Fifty
Sara Rix

He remembers the exact date -- November 30, 2008. That is when Hue Galloway of New Britain, Connecticut was laid off with just a week's notice from his job repairing printers and computers throughout the state. His annual evaluations, he said, had been good -- 30 years of experience and 'never a bad review,' but that didn't keep him from being let go without any real explanation.

5 Ways Being Older Can Be A Boon To Finding A Job

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty

Age discrimination in the jobs market has been on the rise and many mid-lifers are struggling to gain traction in their search for work, often noting ...

How to Fight Age Discrimination

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Age discrimination has become a much more frequent complaint in recent years as more and more people are working into their retirement years.

Study Reveals Good News For Older Workers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.31.2014 | Fifty

A study in the U.K. says that hiring older workers might actually be good for your company. They not only serve as mentors to younger staff, but th...

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.

11 Sneaky Ways Companies Get Rid Of Older Workers

Forbes | Donna Ballman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business

Forbes Older workers are still suffering in the aftermath of the Great Recession. More than half the people aged 50 and older who participated in a...

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.

5 Truths About Hiring Post 50s

Moira McGarvey | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Without question, there is an age bias out in the hiring market. Job candidates over 50 (who fall into the Baby Boomer bucket right now) definitely have a few hurdles to overcome. Some valid, some not. Here are some of the reasons that I believe influence companies when considering older job candidates.