In this Work in Progress podcast, we take a look at obstacles workers 55 and older face in today’s labor market.
The reality is that older adults do face discrimination in society and the workforce. Older workers – particularly older women of color – have been shut out of job opportunities and, as a result, live with increased economic uncertainty.
We need to start changing the narrative around how we look at these workers. We need to examine how we are accelerating opportunity for older workers to be trained and upskilled for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
It is imperative we act now.
For the CWI Labs and WorkingNation digital magazine – Overlooked and Sidelined: Workers at the Intersection of Age, Race, and Gender – I sat down with Angela Beddoe, CWI Labs board chair and publisher & editor-in-chief of HERLIFE Magazine, and WorkingNation president Jane Oates to discuss how we meet this important moment in our society.
Here is that conversation.
And for more on challenges facing older workers in the labor market, please check out our new digital magazine. here.
Episode 266: Angela Beddoe, CWI Labs board chair and publisher & editor-in-chief of HERLIFE Magazine, and Jane Oates, WorkingNation
Host & Executive Producer: Ramona Schindelheim, Editor-in-Chief, WorkingNation
Producer: Larry Buhl
Executive Producers: Joan Lynch and Melissa Panzer
Theme Music: Composed by Lee Rosevere and licensed under CC by 4.0
Download the transcript for this podcast here.
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