"For men and women over 50 - whoa - it's scary out there," said Deena Pierrot, an employment recruiter who runs the Mosaic Job Cafe attended by McCloud and Schwarz. "They'll take lower-level jobs just to get by. You want everyone to find a perfect job, but at some point, it's a question of: How do I keep a roof over my head?"
The recession didn't spare any age or gender group, but older workers have "generally bleaker prospects of finding a job," said Scott Bailey, regional economist with the Washington Employment Security Department.
The reason is up for debate.
Many older workers say their age works against them in the job market.
You are preaching to the choir here!
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