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Labor Day is No Picnic for the Unemployed

Posted on 08/31/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkLabor Day isn’t the easiest holiday for the millions of folks who are unemployed. For family and friends of people who are jobless, being unsure of what to say – or not say – is tough as well (the link has some good advice). It’s an especially difficult time for people who haven’t had to job-hunt in years, and for workers with multiple decades of experience who often face age bias. AARP has resources to help on topics from decoding job …

Has Your Senator Stepped Up to Fight Age Discrimination?

Posted on 07/13/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkKnow anyone who has faced age bias at work when it comes to hiring or layoff decisions—or is it a worry for you? If so, you should care about a certain senate bill. And the good news is that bipartisanship hasn’t completely gone the way of the Dodo bird.  The issue uniting some big names from both sides of the aisle involves protecting older workers against age discrimination. AARP is hoping that more senators will sign on. The “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination …

Best Employers Program Forges New Ground

Posted on 06/26/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkOlder workers, take heart – and employers, take note. A new co-sponsor for the Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award happens to have some pull in executive suites when it comes to charting employment policies. AARP has joined forces with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The announcement was made during SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition, attended by about 13,000 HR professionals. “SHRM and its members have a unique perspective on employer policies around the …

Fighting Age Discrimination Draws Bipartisan Support – And You Can Help

Posted on 06/21/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

PoliticsIn a contentious election year it’s encouraging to learn that Americans from both parties, and some politicians, have found common ground on at least one issue. A new AARP survey shows that older Americans overwhelmingly support legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace. The May 2012 poll of registered voters 50 and older found that 78 percent favor passage of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA), introduced in March by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Sen. Chuck …

Men and Sex: Survival Comes First

Posted on 06/20/2012 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsI don’t know who the original press agent was for men, but that person was very effective. They put the message out that men were sexually voracious creatures with a sex drive that won’t quit, no matter what the cost.  This branding has been a double-edged sword for men since. On one hand, they get all these bragging rights. But on the other hand, they have to meet expectations of studliness – no matter what. Well, here’s the latest study …

Turbo-Charge Your Job Search with LinkedIn Groups

Posted on 04/15/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThis is a guest post by Heather Taylor. This freelance writer, consultant and radio producer has served as a job coach in the AARP Foundation WorkSearch Program since January 2011, helping adults 50+ who are unemployed to find satisfying work. Are you already one of 150 million current LinkedIn users? If so, good for you. If not, there are more reasons than ever to join. Some recent figures on social media use for job hunting (via The Degree 360) underscore why being part of LinkedIn is so …