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Google age-discrimination lawsuit could grow

An age-discrimination lawsuit filed by two people who interviewed unsuccessfully for jobs at Google could expand to encompass other individuals if a motion filed this week is successful.<p>The motion for conditional certification of collective action status was filed in a San Jose federal court …

Getting past ageism and back to work after a late job loss

When Johanne Tummon shut down her retail fitness-equipment business two years ago, it was a sad chapter in her life. She had spent 30 years building a client base for her Toronto store, Physical Assets, and she had a loyal cadre of employees who were almost like family.<p>"We rode out a couple of …

Employment

Job Seekers Suffer Ageism If They Display 'Older' Characteristics

Stereotypes about older workers are an impediment to their getting hired.<p>Age stereotypes can strongly affect people’s choices about who to hire, according to new research published in the Journal of Social Issues.<p>The University of Kent study found that between two equally qualified job applicants, …

Employment

New program removes name, age and gender from job applications

Bye bye unconscious bias.<p>In this day and age, there are still job applicants out there who feel the need to anglicise their names or find it hard to …

The Best (And Worst) Jobs For Aging Boomers

Will you be able to do your job as well at 60 or 65 as you did at 35, 45 or 55? The answer depends, of course, not only on your own state of health and motivation, but also on the demands of that job.<p>Now, the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has created an intriguing index rating …

Age discrimination on LinkedIn may keep you from getting a job

A few days before Microsoft's announced that it would buy the money-losing company dogged by revenues that are threatening to flatten out, for a breathtaking $27.2 billion, the third most expensive tech deal in history, and <i>surely</i> one of the most overpriced deals ever - "surely" meaning I have zero …

Your appearance can affect size of your paycheck

Your appearance can affect size of your paycheck<p>By Stephanie Armour, USA TODAY<p>When Jennifer Portnick wanted to be a Jazzercise franchisee, she says, she was denied. The reason: The company had a policy that required exercise instructors to appear fit. Portnick, who weighed 240 pounds, didn't …

How Facebook And Social Media Affect The Minds Of Generation Next

When it comes to teens and their social media habits, there's some great news and some not-so-great news. It can make your child a fast learner, but it is also associated with a host of psychological disorders.<p>The findings, part of a presentation on the effects of social media at the American …

How to protect yourself from identity theft

With more and more information stored online, more bad guys are just a password away from our personal data. As hackers have stolen financial …

Identity Theft

A Rampaging Squirrel Attacked Senior Citizens at Retirement Home in Florida

Don't laugh, this is serious news. Stop laughing!<p>In breaking news that, of course, comes from Florida, at least three people were attacked by a squirrel at a senior citizen center Thursday. This breathless tweet from a local news station says it all:<p>The animal, which normally eats seeds and …