Between Covid-19, record-high unemployment numbers and the collapse of entire industry sectors, 2020 has been a miserable year for older workers. In fact, for the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than mid-career workers, according to The New School Retirement Equity Lab. And a Champlain College survey found that 9% of boomers and 11% of Gen Xers have lost jobs in the pandemic.
Yet despite all the challenges, millions of Americans did get hired this year. As of September, the unemployment rate had ticked down to a still steep 7.9% from a near historic 14.7% in April.
What strategies did job seekers and gig workers use that can help you find employment in 2021?