MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

Addressing Ageism and Rethinking Workforce Development

Addressing Ageism and Rethinking Workforce Development

The paradox? Older workers want to work and are not being considered for open positions. Workforce development centers report large numbers of people aged 50+ seeking services. At Changing the Narrative, we hear constantly from older jobseekers who believe they are...

How ageism harms individuals, society and the economy

How ageism harms individuals, society and the economy

This week, we are revisiting the subject of ageism, a prejudice against individuals because of their age, the most widespread and socially acceptable form of prejudice. How ageism harms individuals, society and the economy – Orange County Register (ocregister.com)

How do you stamp out ageism? This state wants to try

How do you stamp out ageism? This state wants to try

The state of Maine wants to end ageism in a decade. Really. In a move to improve the health of Maine’s 1.3 million residents, reduce workforce struggles and improve the economy, the Maine Council on Aging said it launched an initiative to end ageism within 10 years....

How older workers can improve their job search success

How older workers can improve their job search success

“Job boards, where older job seekers tend to spend most of their time, are the least productive avenues for a successful job search. The most success comes from networking and referrals, which is where seekers should focus the majority of their time and energy,” according to Doug Dickson, chairperson of the Encore Boston Network, a nonprofit organization that focuses on opportunities for those age 50 and over.