CareerBuilder: laid off older workers not finding new jobs

24 Jul 2009

It’s getting tougher for workers over the age of 55 find new jobs. A new survey from CareerBuilder says that only 28 percent of those 55-years and older who were laid off during the last year found new jobs. Compare that with 25-year olds where 71 percent have found new work.

As a result of the tough economy, 63 percent of older works have applied for lower-level jobs than thei

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Brian Blum

Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.