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Is There a Need for Age-Based Affirmative Action?

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It isn’t easy for job seekers over the age of 50, and there are plenty of articles offering advice for conquering the “age factor.” While there is career advice available for any and all job seekers, many argue that those looking for work after 50 have a different experience than their younger peers.

We attempted to offer some support to older job seekers, stating that they might not necessarily need a different approach when on the job hunt. A reader left the following comment:

"It's interesting that age-based affirmative action programs are virtually non-existent compared to those targeted at women and minorities."

What do you all think? 

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by Aaron McCoy

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