Happy Holidays from Over 50 and Out of Work


Happy Holidays from Over 50 and Out of Work!


We remain very grateful to all of our interviewees who participated in our multimedia documentary project, sharing their life stories and unemployment experiences.


We are relieved that most of our original 100 interviewees are now back to work, although many are still severely underemployed and continue to struggle financially.


We appreciate the contributions that experts have made to our project and the comments and feedback from our many friends and followers.


We are also pleased that Over 50 and Out of Work has helped jobless Americans of all ages feel less isolated and depressed and that our project has directly helped several individuals return to work.


We are grateful for the exposure the project has received on ABC News@WORK with Tory Johnson, CBS News radio, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal Digital Network SmartMoney.com, abcnews.com, forbes.com and the Huffington Post and StayThisty.com.  We are delighted that we were invited to testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee in June 2011.


We are very appreciative to all our supporters on kickstarter.com who pledged over $2500 in less than 40 days to fund archival research and purchases for the documentary we are creating that will explore more dramatically the themes and issues surrounding unemployment and underemployment among older Americans.


Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!  We hope all those who are seeking employment find it in 2012.


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