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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 entitled “The Long Road Back: Struggling to Find Work After Unemployment,” by the AARP Public Policy Institute.
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The following post is by an AARP member who wanted to share his experience in finding a new position. He requested anonymity for himself and his current and former employers.
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Tales from the newly laid-off have been overflowing my Facebook news feed of late.
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In a story to be published by Vanity Fair magazine on May 8, Monica Lewinsky, now 40, relives the pain and humiliation of being shunned - really shunned - in the old-fashioned sense of the word.
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How do Americans view today's job market? Apparently not favorably.
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More than 300 companies, including   Apple, Walmart, Boeing and eBay, have pledged to help the long-term unemployed find jobs under a new initiative announced by President Barack Obama  today.
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What's the prognosis for the older long-term unemployed? Grim.
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Officials at Gallup poll apparently broke out the rose-colored glasses when they reported Thursday that Americans are more optimistic about the availability of good jobs.
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Labor Day isn't the easiest holiday for the millions of folks who are unemployed.
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In May, the Urban Institute reported that the number of eligible Americans taking early Social Security benefits had hit a 35-year low. But the recession and protracted high unemployment have left some older adults"”such as 62-year-old Clare Keany"”forced to take benefits earlier than planned.
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