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Survey Shows Almost Half of 50+ Crowd Aims to Delay Retirement

moneyAnother day, another survey.

According to a survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 69 percent of job seekers over the age of 50 indicated there’s a lack of jobs.

Plus, 63 percent indicated it’s challenging to find jobs that pay enough and 53 percent reported it’s hard finding jobs with sufficient benefits. As for feeling overqualified, 32 percent were actually told they have too many qualifications. Read more

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Is it Age Discrimination if You’re Asked to ‘Think Younger?’

job economistsAge discrimination. Ugh. That is, two very ugly words.

We read this piece in the New York Post and simply cringed. After all, a reader wrote in to inquire if it was age discrimination when his or her boss asked the reader to “think younger.”

The fact that the 50 year-old marketing director pondered the question meant there was an inkling that discrimination’s present.

That said, Gregory Giangrande, human resources executive in the media, doesn’t think the director should speed dial an attorney just yet.

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