Last week, we told you about the AARP-sponsored job fairs that are taking place all over the country in places that unemployment is highest. The job fairs are geared specifically toward older workers - and this article from U.S. News and World Report today was an interesting read!
We already know that the unemployment rate of older workers has skyrocketed over the last decade. Among the statistics, this one: from January 2000 through December 2009, the number of unemployed Americans aged 55+ went increased from 490,000 to 2,114,000.
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