As a member of the older underemployed group, I constantly read these articles.
Unfortunately they don't really address the problem. They offer
workarounds. Until employers decide that employees are an important part of the
equation, just as important as profit, there will be no change. So,
so many times I walk into a business and see a new employee who clearly
doesn't care about the job or the customer and wonder why they were hired,
and why they are still working when so many good people are out of work and I
come to the realization that the employer could give a darn less about quality
of work. They just want to hire the younger person. The next time the same job
comes open, another young person is hired, and then two months later another,
and so on. The same few jobs are open time after time and still we older folks
won't be hired. Think about it.