The Paradox of Older Workers from The Alantic

Lisa Edmond is getting ready for her first day at a new job. She’s energetic, tech-savvy and positive. This is only the second job she’s had in her life, and she’s ready to tackle it.

Lisa isn’t a Millennial or a recent college grad. She’s 61 years old, and her first job lasted 40 years.

Her story isn’t unique. Like countless longtime employees, Lisa became collateral damage in a corporate merger; she was laid off and had to leave the company to which she’d devoted her entire adult life. “I never expected to be unemployed,” she says. “I wasn’t prepared.”

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