Despite being America’s Fastest Growing Labor Demographic, Older Employees Face Workplace Discrimination
The fastest-growing demographic of the United States workforce is employees age 65 and older. There are many reasons why older Americans are choosing to work longer rather than retire. Average lifespans are rising, pensions are disappearing, and maximizing social security payouts can require more years of employment. Despite this growing demographic, companies are not changing their hiring priorities and too often unlawfully discriminating against older workers.
Hiring Age Discrimination
Companies tend to be more focused on recruiting and retaining millennial workers