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Fact of the Week: 22 July 2013

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Almost 20% of Older Workers Report Not Getting Hired Because of Age

Among older workers aged 45-74 "nearly one in five indicate they have not gotten hired for a job they applied for because of age (19%), 12% say they were passed up for a promotion, and almost one in ten say they were either laid off or fired (9%), or denied access to training or development opportunities (9%) because of age," according to a 2013 AARP survey of older workers.

AARP. (2013). Staying ahead of the curve 2013: AARP multicultural work and career study. Perceptions of age discrimination in the workplace -- ages 45-74. Washington, DC: AARP. Retrieved from

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