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October 11 2012

Older Workers Aren't Stealing Jobs From Youth, Research Finds

Alicia Leonard

October 11, 2012

Are older workers stealing jobs from the young by sticking around in the workforce longer? Balderdash, says a new study.

Since the financial meltdown in 2008, we've been hearing about how downsized older workers are chasing entry-level jobs, removing those first rungs on the career ladder for young workers. After all, with unemployment still high at 7.8 percent, there's only so many jobs to go around. If we're both fighting to get a job and you get one and I don't, that means one less job for me, right?

While that might feel true when you look at one open position with one employer, it's not the case when you look at the big picture. More

Popken, B. (October 9, 2012) Older Workers Aren't Stealing Jobs From Youth, Research Finds. Retrieved October 11, 2012 from http://lifeinc.today.com/_news/2012/10/09/14317071-older-workers-arent-stealing-jobs-from-youth-research-finds

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