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From gray to white: Older workers and ageism in the 21st century

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As a 61 year-old executive coach, employee relations consultant and former employment law attorney, ageism hits home.

Like me, numerous older workers don’t want to retire. They want to leave a mark. They want to be part of an organization. They want more money. Or, in today’s feast or famine economy, they need more money.

The stereotype that we’re “past our prime”, “over the hill”, “can’t learn new tricks” simply isn’t true. Most of us are or can add real value to organizations. And there’s a need for our labor.

Marci Alboher is a vice president at Encore.org, and author of The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life. She talks about the need to fight ageism while “at the same time, we, as individuals, can take steps to try to stay relevant, needed, and on the job longer.” She recommends the following:

  1. Connect with younger people. If you’re...(register to read more)

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