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Older Workers

For Japan, Policy So Far Is Too Little Too Late

Milton Ezrati | Posted 08.13.2014 | 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.

Why Sharing Work Makes Sense In Today's Economy

Sara Rix | Posted 10.20.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

Work sharing has obvious benefits for the workers who would otherwise have been laid off: they aren't forced to look for work in a weak labor market; they maintain their skills; and they suffer relatively little lost income. They might even use their downtime to acquire new skills. Employers benefit, too.

On the Back Nine, Part Three: Careers

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.29.2013 | Fifty
Laura Berman Fortgang

I'm not alone. A 55-year-old looking to land a new job is considered 'old' and certainly, expensive. The longer we are living in our modern day and age, the more urgent it is becoming that 'old' be defined by something other than a number.

What's The Best Industry For Employees Over 50?

Sara Rix | Posted 09.22.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

As Americans work longer and as more employers accommodate these workers because they need them and want their expertise, we can expect to see even more people working at 60 and beyond. That's part of what the new 60 is all about.

An Awkward Rite Of Passage For Laid-Off Post 50s

Jeb Harrison | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

"You remind me so much of my... of my... my father!" she blurted. I'm thinking is this what the corporate workforce has come to? Thirty-year-old MBA managers on the executive fast track thinking of their grey-haired staffers as an army of dear old dads?

I'm 58 And Unemployed

Jeb Harrison | Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

When work/life balance is temporarily unbalanced by life responsibilities and the physical and mental fallout of grief and pain, how much empathy can a faceless corporation be expected to show, and for how long?

6 Points Older Job Seekers Absolutely Have To Make At Interviews

Nan Silver | Posted 08.21.2013 | Fifty
Nan Silver

Are you over 50 and working for a company that pays you a solid full-time wage, plus benefits? If so, I probably don't know you. Certainly, you're not one of my LinkedIn contacts. Because when I scroll down that list, it turns out that almost every 50-plus person I know is self-employed, a consultant or a 'freelance professional.'

How To Fight Age Discrimination In The Workplace

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D.

Around the world, older adults are exposed to negative stereotypes and, sometimes, outright discrimination. These vulnerabilities are especially worrisome today, given older workers' increasing demand for employment.

What A.G. Lafley's Return To P&G Means For Older Workers

Michael Hodin | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

In a time when most businesses are obsessed with the newest, latest, greatest thing, Proctor and Gamble has reached back into its past. The iconic American company has ousted its current CEO and brought back the 66-year-old A.G. Lafley for another go as Chief Executive. The business world is abuzz after this executive shake up, trying to figure out what the future holds for the company.

What Your Resume Says About Your Age

Grace Williamson | Posted 06.30.2013 | DC
Grace Williamson

Job seekers tend to resuscitate the resume they used to find their previous position by simply adding another block to detail their most recent position. What many don't realize is that they need to pay special attention to remove information that may date them and inadvertently lead to age discrimination.

Arthur Delaney

Self-Employment An Escape From Long-Term Joblessness For Some Older Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Why Employers Should Be Hiring Older Workers

Jacquelyn James | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty
Jacquelyn James

Hiring managers who look at the resume of a 50+ worker and see a risk or a burden should look again. Older workers don't need your pity. Firms that pass on the opportunity to hire them do.

Do You Really Expect To Keep Working Forever?

Sara Rix | Posted 05.20.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

Many older Americans say they plan to work forever, some because they feel they have no choice -- they haven't saved enough to retire, and they aren't eligible for much in the way of retirement benefits.

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.

Baby Boomers Taking More Risks Than Gen Y, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty

In 1975, a 20-year-old Steve Jobs and his engineering buddy Steve Wozniak began working on the prototype of the Apple 1 computer in Jobs' parents' gar...