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Nearly half of the nation’s long-term unemployed are over the age...

Here's a sobering statistic: as of August, nearly half of the nation's long-term unemployed—people out of work for more than six months—are over the...

Colorado working to break down age barriers in the workforce

There is much discussion about worker shortages around the country. In Colorado, for example, as the state looks toward economic recovery, it expects to...

SXSW EDU PanelPicker: Don’t forget to vote!

Get out the vote! PanelPicker® community voting for the SXSW EDU 2022 conference in Austin in March 2022 is underway now through August 26. As always,...

Education + Training + Innovation = Good Jobs

Get out the vote! PanelPicker® community voting for the SXSW EDU 2022 conference in Austin in March 2022 is underway now through August 26. As always,...

Back to Work: Opportunities for displaced workers and older people

The number of unemployment claims in the U.S. fell the week ending July 24 to 400,000. That’s a 24,000 drop. The decrease may suggest...

Meeting the Midcareer Moment: The challenges of the 45+ job seeker

In this episode of the Work in Progress podcast, my guest is Mona Mourshed, founding global CEO of Generation, a nonprofit with a mission...

Training and upskilling older workers is crucial in the recovery

In this episode of Work in Progress, my guest Ramsey Alwin, president and CEO of the National Council on Aging, and I discuss how...

Age bias contributes to fears of job loss among older workers

The pandemic and recession are hitting all age groups and industries. But for the first time in nearly 50 years, workers who are over...

Older workers are staying in the workforce longer. Who’s helping them...

People are living longer. Some want to work longer, some need to work longer. But ageism is an issue that challenges older workers. According...

Older workers face accelerating concerns in the workforce

Another 2.1 million Americans filed for jobless benefits last week, bringing the total to more than 40 million in the past 10 weeks. The economic...