Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/unemployed-2-years-do-politicians-really-care-2011-7?utm_source=twbutton&utm_medium=social&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=politics-contributor#ixzz1RFBy9wCkWho is William Bianco III? He is a man with a proven record of management success with core competencies in public relations, marketing, customer service, financial management, strategic planning, and process development. He has fourteen years experience in managing business and personnel from retail to professional sports. He excels at business development from conception to implementation. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
At 49, Bill has been looking for new employment for almost two years. He never dreamed he would be in this situation. His friends and family can not believe he is in this position either, and he finds those that are not facing unemployment over 45 do not understand it. Many now avoid him, because they find his situation awkward for them.
Bianco is willing to relocate and has researched and applied for every employment option available. Like many professionals out of work over 45, he has only received one interview. It was with Yellow Cab. Even with a perfect driving record, they did not call him back, for they only wanted to hire experienced drivers.
It’s very tough to find a job today. Bill is again realistic, and he is not sure which is worse in his situation - employers not wanting to interview the unemployed or candidates over 40 for open positions. Recruiters have told him, off the record of course, they know of very few companies that will interview, let alone hire, someone unemployed at his age. Bill believes he just hasn’t knocked on the right door yet.
These hiring practices have got to be stopped, and the companies guilty of these practices need to be held accountable! The only way I can think of catching them in the act is to create a group, where people go into an interview mic'd, and just like what happened with William Bianco, when they state (off the record of course) how they and other companies discriminate against older workers, get it on tape and/or video. If several companies are caught doing this, the "crime" can finally be exposed, and those responsible punished.
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I am 50 years old as of last month. I have been looking for work for 3 years. This hiring crap has to stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We need jobs just as much as anyone else does. I am still raising kids here. These employers need to stop with their BS and hire me or anyone else over the age of 38. Please these college grads are not going to take just any job out there!!! or if they do take a reg office job. They sure won't stay in that low position for very long.
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