At age 65, I was well-qualified for the job at Taylor University with good references and two years teaching experience and many years of experience in my field working globally. I believe I was not given the job because of my age. I graduated with a PhD in 2014 with a 4.0 and was named the outstanding graduate student at a major university but am having problems finding a job in my field. Taylor University was one place where I believe my age was a factor. I heard faculty discuss how older people were leaving and young faculty members were needed to work in the departments. I understand what they are saying, but it is still age discrimination.
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After reading the comments by those who express their perspective of age related discriminating practices by more than a few employers, I felt very concerned for older workers that need/desire employment. I wonder if these employers understand that it is not just the revenue from young adults that keep them in business. I wonder how they would survive if the older generation would stop supporting their businesses. I also wonder if these employers understand the principle of sowing and reaping? I am grateful to your agency for providing the results of your survey and your commitment to provide older workers with reliable job leads.
-- Marie Moore, AARP