The Chicago Tribune had an eye opening article about the problems facing those 50+ in getting and staying in the job market as they move into the older demographics.
They claim that the unemployed American aged 55-64 takes a year longer, normally to find another job. The reason that companies have historically been reluctant to add older employees to their staff is the preconceived thought that the worker won’t last long or will get sick.
Anyone who is up on the trends of this generation knows that the baby boomer generation is living healthier lives longer and has expressed a willingness and desire to extend their working lives. The new medical technologies are treating and preventing disease which allows for this generation to live longer and more actively Also, boomers realize that if they are going to be living longer they may need to boost their retirement savings to accommodate…
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