Monday, July 11, 2011

The Effect of Long Term Unemployment on Those Over 50

Being unemployed longer than 6 months has been shown to negatively impact much more than a person's financial well being. And for older Americans, the prospect of finding gainful employment again after losing a job can feel particularly daunting. Recently, the Over 50 and Out of Work project visited WorkSource Portland Metro Tualatin to document the effects of long term unemployment on the baby boom generation. Over 100 video testimonials have been captured from around the country and they are a continual reminder of those suffering through these harsh economic times. Here are two stories from Oregonians:

Rudy Limas from Over Fifty and Out of Work on Vimeo.

Mike Risinger from Over Fifty and Out of Work on Vimeo.

Worksystems invest training resources through WorkSource Portland Metro to help job seekers gain new skills and reconnect to employment. Visit one of our 5 One Stops for more information.

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