For our first new videos of 2011, we have added today:
To our 100 Stories:
Mary Sironen became the first female bartender on the Strip in the early 1970s, when Las Vegas had one-tenth of its current population and its casinos were small and family-owned. She tended bar for over three decades, serving many high rollers and celebrities over the years, until she lost her job in 2009. Now 55 years old, she has been unable to find re-employment in her lifelong profession and is surviving day to day by selling collectibles online.
To our Experts:
Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College and a former member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors (1995-1997), talks about the disastrous impact of the Great Recession on older workers, especially men. She urges older workers to keep their skills current, to demonstrate their continued productivity to employers and to work longer to be better prepared for their retirement years. She would like to see the government create jobs to rejuvenate the economy and to help Americans get back to work as soon as possible.