Applied to several jobs and was told by the recruiter that I'm well qualified. Next, I was invited in for a face to face interview and the moment they saw me when I arrived for the interview with my grey hair they treated me disrespectfully. Grey haired people over 50 need not apply.
People who become too old and too expensive have a way of getting caught in "downsizing", although they make a point of providing statistics that "prove" they don't discriminate based on age.
Targeting age 50+ for layoffs, or employees using too much money in medical benefits as well as older employees earning high wages.
Verizon is systematically using RIF to lay off older workers, at the higher pay scale, ostensibly to hire younger workers who are familiar with today's online marketing, applications and services. They are also reducing their US work force, with many off shore employees, that are classified as contractors. Their contracting protocols for US applicants is different from these workers, who remain in place for many years; US contractors, many of whom are past employees, are given a maximum of 2.5 years employment before being released from their contract.
Laying off older, higher wage employees. Not even interviewing qualified candidates over 40.
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-- Marie Moore, AARP