Older Workers

At DiversityJobs, we know that age is just a number. People over 40 have a wealth of knowledge and skills that can only come from experience. Our employers know your value and are looking for people like you.

 

 

At DiversityJobs, we know that age is just a number. People over 40 have a wealth of knowledge and skills that can only come from experience. Our employers know your value and are looking for people like you.

 

 

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the facts
Did You Know
41 %
of people expect to be working beyond age 65 1
By 2024
25 %
of the nation’s workforce will be 55 or older 2
Did You Know
15 years
average time a Baby Boomer is in their current job 3

Featured Articles

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February 16, 2024
Switching Careers at 40: Strategies for a Successful Transition
Changing careers at any age can be stressful, but for millennials, it also represents one of their first times doing so since entering the workforce.  Though it may be hard to believe, millennials are hitting middle age, with the oldest millennials already in their early 40s. Many midlife career changes are the result of changed […]
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May 10, 2023
How to Combat Ageism During Job Interviews and Salary Negotiations
Maybe you followed all the advice you found online about how to conceal your age in your resume and cover letter – and it worked! You’ve been invited to a job interview, and you’re excited. But now there’s no hiding the fact that you’re probably old enough to be the interviewer’s parent… maybe even grandparent. […]
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May 2, 2023
Resume and Cover Letter Tips for Older Job Seekers
We all get there sooner or later, some more begrudgingly than others. As 40 rolls around and then disappears, some things get easier, while other things, like scoring a job, can become increasingly challenging. While age discrimination in the workplace is technically illegal, that doesn’t mean that it’s nonexistent. Fortunately, there are ways you can […]
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May 10, 2022
Best Work from Home Jobs in 2022
The definition of a work environment has changed in the days since the 2020 Coronavirus global outbreak and lockdown. More remote job opportunities and ‘work from home’ jobs, aka WFH, are available for potential hires. If you are looking to start a career learning path to prepare for employment opportunities, or you want to specialize […]
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May 6, 2022
How Older Workers Can Overcome Job Search Depression
In 2021, 3 million Americans (age 55 and over) had been out of a job since the pandemic. While one may think a simple fix is dishing out more resumes, the reality is that employment rejection and age discrimination can have a significant impact on the mental and emotional health of older job seekers. Though, […]
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April 7, 2022
5 Tips for Job Seekers Over 50 Re-entering the Workforce
Even though the Age and Discrimination in Employment Act was passed back in 1967, many workers over the age of 40 still face bias in the workplace – especially if they are competing against a wide pool of qualified candidates in today’s job market. With fewer opportunities to retire earlier, the reality is that most […]
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February 17, 2022
COVID Is Worsening Ageism. How Can Older Workers Spot Discrimination and Employers Avoid It?
We know SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) doesn’t discriminate, but that doesn’t mean employers have stopped doing it. In fact, the novel coronavirus that seems to have brought us all to a screeching halt is illuminating even more cases of age discrimination – and in some cases, it’s helping employers eliminate older workers as […]
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February 24, 2022
How To Find Firms That Value Older Workers
Many firms today prefer to recruit younger workers who have long careers ahead of them and can provide many years of value to a business. As a result, organizations tend to see an increase in the number of millennial employees, while older workers seeking new jobs are often left out of the hiring process. Thus, […]
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April 6, 2020
Is the “Age Wage Gap” Just the “Gender Wage Gap” By Another Name?
DiversityJobs recently analyzed race, gender, and LGBTQ+ wage gaps. We now dive into ageism in the workplace along with age-related wage gaps and find that – compared with similarly-qualified men – women experience pay disparity that increases with age.
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World AIDS Day
Celebrated annually on December 1, World AIDS Day is an opportunity to unite globally in the fight against HIV while providing support for those living with HIV and honoring those who have lost their battle with AIDS and associated illnesses.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
International Day of Persons with Disabilities is held annually on December 3 and is dedicated to education on disability issues and advocating for the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. Founded in 1992 by the United Nations, it is celebrated around the world.
International Human Solidarity Day
International Human Solidarity Day, a United Nations observance celebrated on December 20, is a day to celebrate our unity in diversity, raise awareness of the importance of solidarity among all humankind, take action to help eradicate poverty, and remind governments of their commitment to solidarity. It is a reminder that life is not merely about time passing by — it’s about interactions with our fellow humans.