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Age Discrimination in the Current Economy

6 February 2009—As part of an invited multi-disciplinary panel for KQED's "Forum," center Director Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes comments on historic limitations for older workers seeking jobs.   

More than 100 former employees of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory say they were targeted because of their age during recent layoffs. And recent media reports say discrimination claims are rising as more people lose their jobs. But layoffs pose challenges for older workers even when they're not victims of discrimination. We talk with experts about older workers in the modern job market.

This edition of "Forum" was titled "Hard Times for Older Workers."

Listen online or download an MP3 version of the radio show, hosted by Dave Iverson, here