December 08, 2021

5 Reasons Older Adults Aren’t Getting Hired

Ramona Schindelheim by: Ramona Schindelheim, Editor-in-Chief, WorkingNation

Why the jobs picture is complicated for them, and how one woman is skilling up

Adults in their 40s, 50s and 60s now make up half of the long-term unemployed (those out of work for more than six months) in the United States. Given that there are more than 10.4 million open jobs, you’d think it would be easier for them to find work, especially with years of experience. It is anything but, and much more complicated than you might think.

Ramona Schindelheim, the editor-in-chief for WorkingNation, examines this critical issue impacting 1.2 million older adults in the U.S. in her latest article for

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