FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2011
Contact: Charisse Gray
Announcing a New Advocacy Group for Unemployed People Over 40
Washington, DC – Unemployed Rising launches new advocacy group and website for job seekers over 40. Tired of seeing their plight ignored, this Labor Day a group of Washingtonians has formed Unemployed Rising, dedicated to advocating for equity in employment for job seekers over the age of 40. The UR website, http://www.unemployedrising.com
, includes information on related legislation, a Hall of Heroes and a Hall of Shame, a blog, a running list of HR Dirty Tricks and a place for visitors to share their stories. UR supports progressive legislation and policies that will benefit job seekers over 40, as well as all unemployed Americans.
“Due to negative stereotypes in too many of America’s workplaces, older workers tend to have a harder time finding new jobs once they become unemployed,” said UR spokesperson Pat Ambrose. “This is a time of continued demographic shift toward a larger older population. The opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities of adaptable unemployed older workers within America’s economic life is being wasted due to continued age bias in hiring. We would like to help change this.” As the UR website explains the group, all of whom are looking for work, use the pseudonym Pat Ambrose to avoid reprisal by recruiters, search agencies, and potential employers.
Learn more about Unemployed Rising at http://www.unemployedrising.com