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Aged 55-64? Unemployed?

A recent Washington Post article “Losing a job is always terrible. For workers over 50, it’s worse” offers statistical data (USA stats) related to unemployment and older workers.

The statistics are summarized below:

  • Fewer workers over 50 are unemployed, but those who are have a tougher time of it;
  • Job searches last longer before older workers are re-employed;
  • Older workers tend to end up in work that pays less than their previous employments;
  • Many accept part-time employment;
  • Workers who were at their previous jobs the longest have a harder/longer job search;
  • The majority identify age as a barrier but a larger percentage identify lack of jobs as an issue

TIOWDavid McKay, Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW) Program Coach-Facilitator, states: “the longer the job search the more likely a job seeker will be to take a lower salary – so the factors influence each other to intensify the financial strains.”

If you are aged 55-64 and looking for work, find out how the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre can help you through the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers.

Next TIOW Orientation Session:

June 11th, 1:30pm-3:30pm, 272 King Street East, Oshawa

To Register Call: 905-579-1821 or email at info@unemployedhelp.on.ca.

For more information about the TIOW program, click to view the informational video or read testimonials from the program.


Read the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre April 2015 edition of Employment E-News.

About Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre

Whether you're looking for a job, or wanting to hire new skilled job ready employees , the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre can help. Locations in Pickering and Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.


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