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UNEMPLOYED AT 50: WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

Nov 1st, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The unemployment statistics do not bode well, particularly if you are an older part of the working generaton. Losing one’s job at 50 can spell long term difficulty and disappointment for reemployment. While there may be age discrimination at work, proving that is not always easy to do. Finding employment in your previous field of expertise is a growing unlikelihood. Competing with so many persons who are younger, less experienced and thus requirng less income, is another factor at work. Standing in long unemployment lines that far exceed the number of positions open is both a discouraging and exhausting experience.

Okay, smart guy, what are my options?

Most often cited as a viable option is retraining. What are the kinds of jobs you feel, with adequate training and skill