I was recently part of a staff reduction , were 60% of the staff that was let go was over 50yrs old.
I worked for this company for 12 years and as it grew it hired younger and younger candidates. Almost exclusively. They have a very specific type they wanted us to look for. As it grew I was called out as being the "old guy" or "Dad" and endeared many comments from higher level executives as well as people in other departments. I wasn't the only one.
Bankers only cares about production. Everything else, including age, is secondary.
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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.