Today’s job market is competitive enough without age discrimination, yet 60% of workers aged 45 and up have experienced ageism against themselves in the workplace. For many within the aging workforce, waiting around to be replaced is simply a reality - but is not the only option.
In the 1960s, the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act worked to prevent employers from treating workers differently based on age - especially older workers. Yet 60% of American workers aged 45 and over have experienced age-related discrimination on numerous levels in the workplace, despite being illegal. For short-sighted business leaders, the appeal of young workers (and potentially low-cost salaries) is too much to resist. In lieu of more experienced and seasoned professionals, young workers are made priority leaving many experienced and older employees in the dust. But this experience comes with many advantages.
Don’t wait around to be seen as a valuable employee - make yourself irreplaceable by starting your own business. This infographic details the challenges of a career after 50 and how to stay ahead of the curve.
infographic by: www.bestmastersprograms.org