Thursday, November 18, 2010

EEOC holds meeting on age discrimination among nation's older unemployed workers
Published: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 9:17 AM
Jackie Headapohl

At a meeting held yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission heard testimony that age discrimination is causing the nation’s older workers to have a difficult time maintaining and finding new employment. The number and percentage of age discrimination charges filed with the EEOC have grown, rising from 16,548 charges — 21.8 percent of all charges — filed in fiscal year 2006, to 22,778 —24.4 percent — in fiscal year 2009.

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