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The New Age Discrimination?

New hiring practices could marginalize longtime unemployed older Americans

Although the U.S. labor force employs many graying workers, a disturbing trend shows that people over 50 are remaining unemployed longer than their younger counterparts.

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A new trend in hiring practices presents an even greater obstacle for those unemployed after 50; many companies advertise that they hire only those who are currently employed elsewhere, or who have been unemployed for fewer than six months.

Is this a new form of age discrimination, discouraging older Americans — and other minority groups — from applying?

On this episode of Inside E Street, we hear from two lawyers who testified in front of the EEOC on opposite sides of the issue: James Urban, a partner at the Jones Day Law Firm, and Scott Oswald, president of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association. Lark McCarthy also speaks with Sandy Gross, a longtime recruiter and founder of Pinetum Partners LLC.

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