Ageism and the Mature Jobseeker
Klein-Collins, Rebecca, Snyder, Phyllis, Aging Today
When Michelle, a 63-year-old worker from Washington was recently laid off, she worried she'd never find another job at her age. And she was right. For months, she pursued leads and heard nothing back. Finally, she sought help from the state's WorkSource Center. She was offered an opportunity to learn new skills, and finished four computer-training courses.
Michelle's story is an increasingly common one. At an age when she could be coasting toward retirement, Michelle had to make herself more marketable to employers. Leading up to the recession, we saw increasing numbers of retirement-age workers delaying retirement and continuing to work well into their 60s and even 70s. For many, …
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Publication information: Article title: Ageism and the Mature Jobseeker. Contributors: Klein-Collins, Rebecca - Author, Snyder, Phyllis - Author. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 32. Issue: 2 Publication date: March/April 2011. Page number: 8. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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