Unemployment: Companies Cut Pricey Older Workers

Barbara Polahmius said she devoted 13 years to a small California health care agency -- getting rave reviews for her performance, mentoring other employees and taking on extra tasks that weren't part of her job description. But when the nonprofit was taken over by a large conglomerate eager to cut costs, she was the first to go. In October, at the age of 58, the Santa Cruz medical information analyst was laid off, replaced by a co-worker -- "a lovely girl," half her age -- whom she had...Full Story
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