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Over 50 & Unemployed: Sizing Up the Problem

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ďEven though itís illegal, this group faces age discrimination, a sense by employers that a younger worker can work harder and will have had more recent training and more technical skills,Ē says David Blustein, a professor of counseling psychology and an expert in unemployment and career development at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. And if they do find work, older workers will likely be earning less than they did before losing their job.

"Still, the news isn't all doom-and-gloom. Those over 50 often worked in leadership roles before becoming unemployed and have skills and industry knowledge that canít be replaced. That gives them unique options, says executive recruiter Sharon Hulce, president of Employment Resource Group in Appleton, Wisconsin and author of the forthcoming book, A Well-Done Professional Midlife Crisis."

Hang in there folks, follow this series for perhaps some ideas to help turn things around for yourselves.

Don't forget to post your trials, tribs and SUCCESSES so that we can learn from each other!

Don

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