As a person who just passed the half-century mark this past year (I would rather still be forty-something, thank you), this is encouraging news. One of the things I already struggle with–and I know other people who are near my age or have a few extra years than I do–is getting what’s fair. The market is already fickle due to ageism, but it’s also fickle as employers do what they can to keep older applicants at bay through attempts to underpay and limit us to contract work. (Maybe that’s just our industry, I’m not sure. Just basing this on my own experiences.) So, let’s hope that what’s being said in this article is true, and we have a means of getting ahead this year!
What do you think? Is this the year for Gen-X and Baby Boomers? Include your comments below.