Youth is Served78% of laid-off employees age 25 to 34 have gotten hired, compared to just 36% of those age 55 or higher.
There is life after the pink slip, as more people who have been laid off find their way back into the workforce. CareerBuilder says a large majority of the formerly unemployed are finding full-time jobs, as opposed to part-time gigs. That said, job seekers need to be realistic about expectations and prepare to make vocational and lifestyle adjustments. Many have redefined their careers entirely to land a position, or have moved to a new city. And the prospect of taking a pay cut to get back into circulation is still very real. Ultimately, the news is upbeat as the overall economy grows more positive. "While the job market remains highly competitive, opportunities are opening up across all industries and job levels," says Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America. "Over the last few years, we've seen workers out of necessity cast a wider net and discover new career paths they may never have considered pre-recession.” More than 900 employees who were laid off within the last year took part in the survey.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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