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Back up on the Boomer Exit

Imagine the impact thousands of cars, all trying to take the same exit, would have on our nation’s highway system. Now think about rush hour in your organization, as Boomers exit in droves. Both scenarios will have a rippling impact throughout the system, but at least in the car scenario, the exit will eventually clear. […]

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Finding Work at Forty

This weekend I conducted an intensive job search mentor program with a forty-something year-old woman from NJ. Like many women her age, she is returning to the workforce after raising young children. She’s been looking for work now (off and on) for about six months and has become frustrated with her inability to get the […]


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Silver Lining in this Recession

There is a silver lining in this recession for older workers. According to a recent Business Week article, Employers Avoid Axing Oldies but Goodies, companies continue to recruit Baby Boomers. Their knowledge is in high demand. According to Stephen Wing, director of workforce initiatives at CVS Caremark in Woonsocket, R.I. "When you're in your 50s […]


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Help Wanted: Tech Wizard

Boy do I wish I worked in an office where I could find a twenty-something year old to tutor me in Photoshop Elements 6.0 for the Mac. This is the software that is supposed to be much easier to use than Photoshop. I'm just thanking my lucky stars that my income doesn't depend on learning […]


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One Happy Boomer

You may be wondering why this man is smiling. You see, he is thrilled that he has just been carded by our local convenience store. Now I know he looks youthful, but don’t you think this is taking things a bit too far? Seems like management at the local store doesn’t believe their employees are […]


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I Could Have Told You That

It should come as no surprise that Starbuck’s cup has runneth over. After all, how many businesses can you name that successfully competes with itself at every corner? Starbucks recent announcement that it is closing 600 of it’s US stores is predictable. As many as 12,000 workers will lose their jobs. Most of the stores that […]


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