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Attitudes Toward Older Workers Are Changing:

The Center for Retirement Research recently studied older workers and the employer attitudes toward them. The study illuminates many key points including the fact that attitudes may be changing toward older workers. In the past, some evidence and many personal experiences and stories suggested that employers tend to shy away from the older worker. Evidence in the courts indicates that discrimination does still exist, unfortunate reality of a competitive marketplace. Privately, human resources professionals and other hiring decision makers point to not wanting to hire individuals with engrained bad habits, the potential for higher health care costs and the

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