Since we launched our service one year ago, we've heard from thousands of over 40 job seekers all over the US
WESTPORT, Conn. (PRWEB) December 4, 2007
For the first time in nearly 60 years, half the workforce in the US will soon be over age 40. When these workers need a new job due to relocation, downsizing, a desire to change careers or for any other reason, many are stunned to find doors shut tight due to ageism. While federal law recognizes age discrimination begins at age 40, failure to hire on the basis of age is very difficult to prove, making job search for the over 40 year old worker even more frustrating. The survey will be the first comprehensive effort to determine which employers are in fact reaching out to this highly valuable but often neglected labor pool.
"Since we launched our service one year ago, we've heard from thousands of over 40 job seekers all over the US," said Jobs4.0 founder and CEO Steven J. Greenberg. "These workers have the skills, the energy and the desire to work for 10, 15 or more years, yet their applications are overwhelmingly ignored by HR departments that seem far too focused on the applicant's year of college graduation as opposed to the skills and value they can offer", he said. Greenberg added, "The survey is intended to help job seekers in their job search, and to encourage employers nationwide to revise their recruitment goals and strategies to make them more age diverse."
The Best Employers for Over 40 Job Seekers in the US for 2008 will be announced in February, 2008.
The survey can be accessed at http://www.jobs4point0survey.com. The survey is also being distributed by Arbita, the leading provider of global job advertising distribution solutions.