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Connecting Older Workers, Long-Term Unemployed With Jobs

Posted by Ben Seigel - On February 19, 2013 (EST)

Connecting Older Workers, Long-Term Unemployed With Jobs
by Ben Seigel

cross-posted from (Work in Progress), the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. 

Did you know that the age group most impacted by long-term unemployment - that is, 27 weeks or longer - is workers 55 and older? And while the ranks of the long-term unemployed have been steadily declining over the past year, there are still 4.7 million people in this category according to the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Local job clubs, career ministries and job search support groups across the country are uniquely positioned to help unemployed older workers, including those in the long-term category. Take Roddy, a 52-year-old product manager who lost his job when his company relocated.

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