The job market in the U.S. is on fire, but seniors looking for work continue to complain about age discrimination.  Workers over 50 haven’t joined the jobs recovery to the same degree as younger peers, not counting the millions who retired early during the past two years.  In January, nearly one-third of job seekers age 55 and older were part of the long-term unemployed, according to federal data which compared them to workers between the ages of 16 and 54.  In a recent AARP survey, 78% of workers between the ages of 40 and 65 said they had seen age discrimination.  One suggestion : Address the issue head on and don’t avoid it. Prove to a potential employer that you have what it takes to compete with a younger worker.


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