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American Agenda (Economy: Age Discrimination In Employment) #119887

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 06, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Salem, Massachusetts: Carole Simpson) Problem that displaced older workers have in finding new jobs featured; case of laid-off worker Marty Lieper cited as ex. [LIEPER - says business attitude of cost reduction results in layoffs of older workers; talks with job counselor about his resume.] [Wife Dede LIEPER - says family is going backwards.] Incr. in age discrimination lawsuits noted. [Labor columnist Juliet BRUDNEY - says companies don't even want to interview older applicants.] Role of Operation ABLE in Boston, Massachusetts, and other cities in providing career counseling and job placement for older workers detailed. [Retrained bank worker Bob HOWARD - comments.] Labor force and need for older workers noted. [Baybank Middlesex vice president Dick TUFENKJIAN - says economy will falter if workers are left unproductive.] [LIEPER - comments.]

Jennings, Peter;
Simpson, Carole

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