Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Age Discrimination Visible, but U.S. Businesses Urge Older Workers to Stay on the Job

According to a Hudson survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports, LLC, while 23% of the U.S. workforce knows of an older worker who has been denied a job, promotion, or raise because of age, more than twice as many businesses encourage older workers to stay on the job than to retire early; in fact, 38% of workers say their organizations keep older workers because they are difficult to replace, compared to 15 percent whose firms want to make way for younger workers.

Source: News Release The Hudson Employment Index November 16, 2005

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