I was laid off due to my age and cancer.
Lockheed Martin has several job which clearly state "for early to mid career" applicants. Because of LOW pay, they automatically exclude older applicants.
LM seems to favor less experienced staff in many positions, for cost reasons.
From personal experience. To them age automatically means "too highly paid" and therefore you are the first ones to be cut during staff reductions whether your experience would enable you to perform more than just your own job or not.
LMT IS GOING TO HIRE ME AND I AM OLDER than 60!
Lack of response to my job applications for jobs which I am well qualified and sometimes even more than qualified. Lockheed has a non-published policy of reducing employees over 50. When layoffs come, the over 50 employees are the first to go. Then, the many recruitment/placement centers Lockheed has, that are suppose to help employee's laid off be placed at other positions, do nothing for the over 50 people.
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