Older Workers are Employable

January 19, 2022

Tips for Retraining, Reintegrating and Recruiting

As we approach the two-year anniversary of America’s first COVID lockdowns, employers tell us they can’t operate due to shortages in staffing. Business leaders, politicians and the media all tell us that America is facing an unprecedented labor shortage. And yet, America’s labor cupboard is not bare.

Our business leaders have not exhausted all their available resources for hiring—for we know that older workers continue to be discriminated against in hiring, they continue to be underestimated by employers, and they continue to be overlooked in employment recruiting and outreach efforts. It is past time to ensure that our older workers have equitable access to work and job opportunities.

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This article was originally published on Generations by the American Society on Aging.

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