Monday, September 20, 2010

'The new unemployables': Workers over 50

The New York Times
Educated, experienced, but facing record unemployment for their age group
Stuart Isett for The New York Times
Patricia Reid, 57, lost her job at Boeing four years ago and has struggled to find a new position.
updated 9/20/2010 4:24:33 AM ET

VASHON ISLAND, Wash. — Patricia Reid is not in her 70s, an age when many Americans continue to work. She is not even in her 60s. She is just 57.
But four years after losing her job she cannot, in her darkest moments, escape a nagging thought: she may never work again.
College educated, with a degree in business administration, she is experienced, having worked for two decades as an internal auditor and analyst at Boeing before losing that job.

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