Bloomberg: EEOC Ponders Older Workers' Status as Age Law Turns 50

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"Older workers could be part of the solution for employers facing a 'skills gap' in a period of low unemployment, said John Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement firm in Chicago.

'Smart employers do go to untapped areas,' which could help older workers with the needed skills and experience, he said. Older workers tend to stay with employers longer than younger workers, who are more inclined to move on to other jobs, Challenger said."

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