While there are laws in place to protect individuals’ 40-and-over in the workplace, it doesn’t always mean they are upheld.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there was a steep increase just as recently as 2009 in the number of age-related discrimination claims. In that year, the EEOC noted 22,778 age discrimination claims, close to a 38 percent uptick from only 16,548 three years earlier.
For those that do not know, the Age Discrimination in…Continue
After several years of layoffs, many companies are either standing pat with their current workforce sizes or even adding employees here and there.
Others, however, continue to make cuts where needed in order to stabilize their losses and try and position themselves for a positive 2012 as we sit a quarter of the way into the year.
In the event you have found yourself the victim of a job layoff recently or just do not look forward to going to work each and every day, could your…Continue
I have a friend that was laid off at his job a while back and continues to look for work.
After getting caught up with him about a month or so ago, I must admit I left our time together shaking my head a bit.
First off, it is not up to me to judge him and/or his approach to finding another job. He’s old enough to make decisions on his own; I can only offer him advice from when I got laid off last decade and what I experienced.
So when I asked him how the job search was…Continue