Today, we are conducting our 100th Over 50 and Out of Work interview in Louisville, Kentucky! By the end of the day, we will have reached our goal of documenting 100 Stories of Americans who are 50+ and jobless.
We traveled to Kentucky for our last trip because the statewide unemployment rate here is 10.2 percent, fifth highest in the country.
We are very grateful to Bob Tiell, director of career services and workforce development at the Jewish Family and Career Services in Louisville. The nonprofit organization serves all individuals, regardless of faith. Bob helped us connect with local interviewees. Thank you, Bob!
What’s next for Over 50 and Out of Work?
Very shortly, we will be relaunching our website with more content and information about unemployment among older Americans, and we are now starting to work on a documentary that will explore the issues revealed by our 100 Stories in greater depth. Stay tuned!