job loss

Have you ever felt like an employer was holding your age against you?
The following is a guest post by Alan Kalman.
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This 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.
People get creative when dealing with job loss.
The New York Times blog, Room for Debate, has a great round-up of experts' thoughts on why and how older workers are struggling to get jobs during the recession. It's no big news that older adults have had difficulties (and have even been discriminated against) in the workforce way before the economy began to falter, but things are particularly hard now.
To combat shrinking consumption, many companies are offering protections for people who lose their jobs.
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