A Hiring Paradox
Employers say they value their own older workers, but overlook older applicants
Workers between ages 45-64 made up about 40% of the workforce as of 2020, as compared to 28% in 1990, according to an Oct. 9 report.
However, employers may not be hiring talent accordingly, according to research from Generation, a global employment non-profit, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
When asked whether they would hire candidates of specific ages for entry- or intermediate-level roles, surveyed hiring managers indicated a strong preference for applicants aged 30-44; candidates aged 45–64 were the least favored.
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