One of the issues often raised when a group of jobseekers gets together is the question of age discrimination.
A few years ago, I was invited to be a guest at Platform to Employment a program which was developed by The Workplace to address the needs of the long-term unemployed.
Originally started in Connecticut, the program has had such great success that it was expanded to ten other cities early 2014. You may have seen it featured on 60 Minutes.
Several days before my visit, I received a list of questions that the group was hoping I could answer from the recruiter’s perspective. Not surprisingly, a number of the questions addressed the problem of age discrimination.
Here are a few things I learned while working as a recruiter.