Is Your Town or Employer Age Friendly?
Age Friendly Advisor focuses on where we live and work in our later years - and how we engage with our communities. Go to your town's page and post your review. What makes it age friendly - or not? Go to the 'Working' section and post an employer review. What makes your employer age friendly - or not?
Join ‘the crowd’ to help make aging easier!
Age Friendly Advisor is focusing on where we live and work—and how we engage with our communities Go to your town's page and post your rating and review. What makes it age friendly - or not? What makes your employer age friendly — or not? Post an employer rating and review.
Like most people who posted their comments on this blog, after reading people's comments, it does not matter where you reside in the U.S. most employers have no need for 'the experienced' individual. Employers think hiring the newbies will solve /answer their dilemmas. Maybe "technological" speaking. Otherwise, good luck in the future!!
I moved to Raleigh from Los Angeles, California. I definitely can say Raleigh is not age friendly. Many companies, 90% of employers are not willing to hire persons over 40. Companies are looking for young, inexperienced and under educated persons. My suggestion is that we start a list of the companies unwilling to hire older persons and ban them by not supporting their businesses.
After living and working in Saint Petersburg for more than forty years, I can attest hat this area cares nothing for the Seniors of this city. If you are over fifty, forget about applying for any decent work. Employers ask for your drivers license number which gives the year of birth as a 2digit number in the string of numbers. Bingo, you are rejected if that number is lower than 70. Another ploy is asking for the year you graduated from high school.
There are only so many Walmarts who need greeters.
After reading the comments by those who express their perspective of age related discriminating practices by more than a few employers, I felt very concerned for older workers that need/desire employment. I wonder if these employers understand that it is not just the revenue from young adults that keep them in business. I wonder how they would survive if the older generation would stop supporting their businesses. I also wonder if these employers understand the principle of sowing and reaping? I am grateful to [RetirementJobs.com] for providing the results of your survey and your commitment to provide older workers with reliable job leads. --Marie Moore, AARP