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Needing to hire? Think wrinkles

July 10, 2019 • By Dennis Beaver 

Today’s article will be of special interest to:

–Employers needing competent, experienced and responsible employees, and;

–Competent, experienced, responsible people with wrinkles who want to work in our country’s economy that needs their skills but is haunted by bias and prejudice against the older worker.

But first, a question:

Who hasn’t read stories about companies who have downsized, profiting by laying off employees close to retirement age – and winding up getting sued by the government for this horrible way of treating people?

To Dr. Mark Novak, Professor of Sociology and Dean of Extended Education and Global Outreach at California State University, at Bakersfield California, “This is one of the worst examples of ageism,” and is one of many topics in his book Issues in Aging, fourth edition, that I just finished reading, and which kept several evenings occupied, learning so much about this vital topic in today’s America…click here to read more