Type of Content: News

Subtype: Newspaper or Magazine Article

Resource Title: Workers over 40 say they Encounter Ageism in Job Search More often than at Work

Publication Title: HR Dive

Publish Date: June 23, 2021

Ageism is more often encountered during the job search process than in the workplace, according to a recent survey of U.S. professionals over age 40 by WerkLabs, a division of job site The Mom Project. Sixty percent of respondents said they had encountered ageism in their professional lives.

The pandemic may have made existing barriers worse. In a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research last year, researchers at Tulane University found higher unemployment rates for workers ages 65 and older compared to workers ages 25 to 44. The economic recession caused by COVID-19 resulted in a negative impact for older workers that was even worse than that of previous recessions, per the study.

Workers over 40 say they Encounter Ageism in Job Search More often than at Work

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