Silicon Valley’s ageist culture is bad for workers – and business

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Google confessed last week that it has a miserable record hiring and retaining women and minorities. The tech giant responded to public pressure – including protests at the company’s annual meeting led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson - released data about the gender and ethnic makeup of its workforce, and the numbers aren’t pretty. Women make up […]

How to fight age discrimination in your workplace

Older Americans are being urged to repair their retirements by working longer. But it’s difficult to do in a tough economy, and one cause is illegal age discrimination by employers. The number of age discrimination complaints filed annually with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, surged during the recession of 2008, and in […]

Tips for finding a job after age 50: Here’s the wisdom of the crowd

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Finding a job is challenging for anyone in tough economic times but it’s harder if you’re over age 50. It’s illegal for employers to discriminate based on age, but any older job-seeker will tell you it happens every day. That reality is colliding with the intent of baby boomers, most of whom hope—and need—to keep […]