Age Bias

Keep Working. Stay Sharp.

It’s Not Just About The Money: Your brain on retirement is not nearly as sharp. (Editor’s Note) Were you looking forward to retirement at age 55, 60 or 65? You planned for  your “golden years,” only to find your retirement funds slashed by the recession and your social security benefits insufficient. You must keep working into…

The Same “Old” Story

The Rules of the Job Market are not the Same for Older Workers Editors Note: A recent article in the San Diego Union-Tribune takes a look at several different studies to examine the current state of the job market for the older worker.The results are not surprising. New research by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston…

The Weight of Unemployment

Lose your Job. Get Fat. (Editor’s notes) Alicia Adamczyk‘s article in MONEY discusses the findings of a Health and Retirement Study of full and part-time workers ages 50-60. The participants were of average weight and lost their jobs before they became eligible for Social Security. The research revealed a weight gain during unemployment that was not incurred…

Waiting for Interview

So How Old Are You? Things You Can/Can’t Do About Age Bias:  Here’s what you can do to avoid or overcome age bias:    1. Know your rights: Become familiar with the fundamental rights provided by federal and state ADEA laws. You may not always choose to pursue or enforce these rights, but you should…

Is Age Discrimination Inevitable?

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From the New York Times “To Get a Job in Your 50’s, Maintain Friendships in Your 40’s” Editor’s Note: This article does not argue the existence of age discrimination – job seekers over 50 were unemployed 5.8 weeks longer than those from the ages of 30 to 49. The author suggests that when you have a job, you…