Type of Content: News

Subtype: Report

Resource Title: Ageism Could Hurt Job Prospects, Say Job-Insecure Older Workers

Publication Title: AARP

Publish Date: January 2021

Older workers concerned about job security say that age may hurt their job prospects.

  • Nearly half of older concerned workers fear that their older age will hamper their job search.
  • Women are more concerned than men (47% vs. 41%). Hispanics/Latinos are more fearful than African Americans/Blacks (41% vs. 28%).
  • Older workers who are concerned they could lose their job this year believe their age would be a factor (61%).
  • Although older workers feel prepared for a job search, almost half (44%) haven’t had a job interview in over five years, and nearly three-quarters (74%) say they would likely need to learn new skills to get a new job.
Ageism Could Hurt Job Prospects, Say Job-Insecure Older Workers

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