The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted labor market inequities. A growing body of research shows how much the economy stands to gain from addressing them.
Temporary jobs, usually the first to be added at the beginning of economic recoveries, are now rising. Older jobseekers trying to reenter the job market may view temporary jobs as an onramp back into employment.
The economy added 225,000 jobs in January but the overall labor force participation rate of adults 55 and older was unchanged for the sixth month. Plus a look at unions and older workers.
Job growth weakened in December but the overall unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5 percent. Plus a look at older workers and the regional jobs divide.
Older job seekers who were out of work at some point in the last five years found that tapping their network of contacts, reaching out to employers directly and starting their job search immediately rather than taking a break tended to be more successful in landing a job, according to a new report…
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