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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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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International Non-Binary Day
This occasion shines a light on those who identify as non-binary and celebrates the rich diversity of the community.
International Day of Friendship
The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.
National Senior Citizens Day
National Senior Citizens Day, August 21, is the day to let them know how much you care and it’s an opportunity to recognize their accomplishments. Today, seniors are still active in their communities as well as continuing to have a strong presence in the workforce. For all they do and have achieved for the good of their communities, senior citizens deserve our thanks!