Several months ago, we initiated our blog series on older entrepreneurs because so many of our interviewees said that they didn’t think they would find another job and would have to “hire themselves.”
Here are additional links to all the older entrepreneur video stories that we already have online:
Next Monday, we will be adding a new video about Olive Lynch of Plainfield, N.J. and her startup company to our older entrepreneur series.
By the way, it’s a coincidence that all our new business founders profiled online to date are women. Men, who are 50+ and have founded a company, please contact us and volunteer to be part of our multimedia documentary project!Read More »
Dr. Carl Van Horn, professor of public policy and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, discusses the economic trends revealed and exacerbated by the Great Recession, job loss and its impact on older workers, as well as the consequences of limited training opportunities and cutbacks in social services on older unemployed workers.Read More »
Last month, jobless claims unexpectedly rose again in the United States, and older unemployed workers continue to face a difficult and job search process.
In this short video clip, Dr. Carl E. Van Horn, professor of public policy and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and one of the authors of The New Unemployables: Older Job Seekers Struggle to Find Work During the Great Recession offers encouragement to older job seekers and advises them to keep re-applying and stay connected to find work again.
“Even when the economy is in bad shape,” Van Horn said, “there’s still millions of openings every year.”
Next week, we will post his full video interview online.Read More »
A happy outcome for Rudy Limas, one of our Oregon interviewees, as a result of his participation in Over 50 and Out of Work!
Here’s how Rudy found a new job:
Kerry Tomlinson, KATU reporter, asked us to refer one of our interviewees to her. Once we checked with Rudy LImas, we put her in touch with him. Rudy began working at a young age as a migrant farmworker, but eventually became a commercial truckdriver. Most recently, he delivered manufactured homes. He was laid off in 2009, when home sales plummeted as a consequence of the Great Recession.
Unable to find work since that time, Rudy, who supports two of grandchildren, was growing increasingly concerned that he would lose his home and that he and his family would end up homeless.
KATU profiled Rudy LImas in its TV series about unemployment. Following the TV coverage, four employers interested in hiring Rudy contacted KATU.
This week, Rudy started a job at a local company that produces medical equipment, and last night, KATU ran Unemployed grandfather gets hired on its evening news.
Congratulations, Rudy!Read More »
Phyllis Snyder, Vice President of CAEL, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, describes the nonprofit’s participation in the Aging Worker Initiative, in cooperation with Atlantic Philanthropies, the Council for Competitiveness and the U.S. Department of Labor. The Aging Worker Initiative currently operates 10 sites where older workers can obtain employment counseling and training for jobs in growth industries.Read More »