Why Some Older Workers Remain Underemployed Amid Economic Recovery

Jan 28, 2019

Unemployment hover nears a historic low as the United States approaches the tenth anniversary of the end of the Great Recession, but millions of Americans over the age of 55 are still searching for full-time employment.

 Carl Van Horn, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University and director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, spoke with us about this sometimes overlooked story of the economic downturn and subsequent recovery. We also spoke with Bruce Smith of the Atlanta-based recruiting firm J Curve. Smith also coaches people through career transitions at Perimeter Church in Johns Creek. Jenny Cater, who has worked in marketing for large corporations and smaller businesses, also joined the conversation to share her own story of job searching.