Poll of 1,495 U.S. job seekers indicates struggles with age discrimination as older Americans return to the workforce and delay retirement
FREDERICK, Md., Sept. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A new survey conducted by iHire suggests that one in three U.S. workers over 50 years old (33.6%) believe they have experienced ageism in their job search. Of the 1,495 job seekers from 57 industries who responded to iHire's August 2023 poll, 23.1% also experienced ageism at work or on the job, as more older Americans return to the workforce or delay retirement.
Additional findings from iHire's survey include the following:
Of the 33.6% of respondents who had experienced ageism during their job search:
Of the 23.1% respondents who had experienced ageism at work or on the job:
When asked what employers could do to prevent ageism in the workplace or during the hiring process:
"While the labor market is tight overall, older workers find it more difficult to gain traction," said Lori Cole, iHire Certified Career Coach and Brand Ambassador. "To combat ageism and get more interviews, job seekers can try tactics such as removing dates from their resumes and utilizing a hybrid format highlighting their most recent and relevant experience. However, employers must do some soul searching to ensure each candidate is evaluated based on having the skills to do the job and that their work environment is inclusive across all generations."
For more insights into iHire's survey, visit https://go.ihire.com/cy6gn.
About the Survey
1,495 U.S. workers over the age of 50 responded to iHire's survey in August 2023. Respondents came from iHire's job and job seeker databases comprising employers and candidates across 57 talent communities.
iHire is a leading career-oriented platform that powers a family of 57 industry-focused talent networks, including WorkInSports, iHireVeterinary, iHireDental, iHireConstruction, and iHireChefs. For more than 20 years, iHire has combined advanced job matching technology with our expertise in the talent acquisition space to connect job seekers with employers in their desired sector. With an industry-specific, candidate-centric, and data-driven approach to recruitment, iHire helps candidates find meaningful work and employers find unique, high-quality talent – faster, easier, and more effectively than a general job board. Visit http://www.iHire.com for more information.
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