Tech Break

Sep 26th 2017

Tech Break 4426

Are You Too Old for Tech?

Systematic Ageism in Tech Hiring.
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Megan Morrone and Jason Howell discuss a new study by a human resource analytics software company that says women and men both struggle equally to get jobs in tech when they're old. And by "old" they mean over 40. Visier Inc. says the average tech worker is 38 years old, compared to the average non-tech worker who is 43 years old and this is a result of systemic ageism in the tech hiring practices. The study says this is harmful to companies because people over 40 enter the Tech Sage age and that wisdom and experience make them more valuable overall, even though they are less likely to be hired.

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