Don't Leave Older Workers Out of the Jobs Recovery

Mar 7, 2022

5:00pm – 6:00pm CT

Recording: Don't Leave Older Workers Out of the Jobs Recovery, Mar 7, 2022

The majority of the long-term unemployed are over the age of 45. A majority of hiring managers admit hesitating when it comes to hiring an older worker, fearing they are not tech-adaptable or might not fit into the work culture. Conversely, they say the older workers already on the job are valued employees. So, where does that leave mid-career workers trying to find a new job in the post-pandemic workforce? Let's address this age bias directly and examine what's being done to correct it.

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Maria Heidkamp

Rutgers University

Wendi Safstrom

SHRM Foundation

Ramona Schindelheim