Michael Hurd says older workers face a number of impediments in job searches

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Many people plan their retirement based on age and savings. But others find themselves retiring for health or social reasons, or because they feel technology is squeezing them out. Also, older workers looking for jobs may be discouraged from re-entering the workforce. Michael Hurd says: “A better-educated, higher-skilled, older worker competes for a new job with a young, less educated, lower-skilled worker." Not only is it harder to find a job, he says, but “it’s highly likely that a new job will be low-paying.”

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Michael D. Hurd (RAND)

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"When Outside Factors Dictate Retirement Age" - New York Times. 1/9/2015.

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