Sewin Chan

Associate Professor of Public Policy at NYU's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service

Sewin Chan, Associate Professor of Public Policy at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, discusses the U.S. housing market, the recent foreclosure crisis and its impact on homeownership, saving and accumulating wealth.

Sara Rix

Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute

Sara Rix, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute, describes the impact of the Great Recession and the slow recovery on older workers.  She explains the changes in the duration of unemployment and the labor force participation rate for older workers and calls for greater training for all unemployed workers, but especially […]

Jo Ann Jenkins

President, AARP Foundation

Jo Ann Jenkins, president of the AARP Foundation, describes the Foundation’s mission to help Americans 50 and older manage their incomes and find re-employment.

Bruce Marks

Founder and CEO of NACA

Bruce Marks, founder and CEO of NACA, Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of American, describes how the nonprofit helps homeowners renegotiate unaffordable mortages and prospective homebuyers purchase a home on affordable terms.

Professor Andrew Sum

Director, Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University

Professor Andrew Sum, Director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University, discusses the Great Dislocation, its impact on all workers, especially older workers,  free trade, the relationship between productivity and wages, increasing financial inequality, and his recommendations for job creation.

Dr. Carl Van Horn

Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Develpment at Rutgers University

Dr. Carl Van Horn, professor of public policy and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, discusses the economic trends revealed and exacerbated by the Great Recession, job loss and its impact on older workers, as well as the consequences of limited training opportunities and cutbacks in social services […]

New Jersey State Senator Fred Madden

New Jersey State Senator Fred Madden discusses the Beach/Madden legislation that prohibits discrimination against the unemployed.

Phyllis Snyder

Vice President, CAEL (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning)

Phyllis Snyder, Vice President of CAEL, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, describes the nonprofit’s participation in the Aging Worker Initiative, in cooperation with Atlantic Philanthropies, the Council for Competitiveness and the U.S. Department of Labor. The Aging Worker Initiative currently operates 10 sites where older workers can obtain employment counseling and training for […]

David Bank and Marci Alboher

Vice Presidents of Civic Ventures

David Bank and Marci Alboher are both vice presidents at Civic Ventures, a nonprofit think tank on boomers, work and social purpose that was founded in 1998. Civic Ventures, based in San Francisco, publishes a site Encore.org for people seeking encore careers — jobs that combine purpose, passion and a paycheck. In their video, David explains […]

Alicia Munnell

Director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

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), discusses displacement in the Great Recession, its impact on older workers and how jobs can be created to help all workers of all ages.

David DeLong

Author of Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce and Research Fellow at the MIT Age Lab

David DeLong is a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab, founder of David DeLong & Associates, author of Lost Knowledge:  Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce and co-author of the study Buddy, Can You Spare a Job?.  In this video, he provides very specific recommendations for older jobseekers about how they can maximize the […]

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes

Director, Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Director of the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, discusses the negative perceptions that employers often have about older workers and what older workers, who seek to be hired, can do to overcome them.  She also dispels the myth that older and younger workers cannot work together productively.

Susan Fiske & Mike North

Professor & Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University

Susan Fiske and Mike North discuss common stereotypes of people over 50, how they affect the workplace, and how society can adapt. Susan Fiske is a professor of psychology at Princeton University and Mike North is a Ph.D. candidate in the psychology department at Princeton University.

Kenny Moore, aka Kenny the Monk

Bestselling Author of The CEO and the Monk

Kenny Moore discusses the psychological and emotional effects of being unemployed.  Kenny the Monk is a best-selling author, business consultant and former Catholic monk. The book he co-authored,  The CEO and the Monk: One Company’s Journey to Profit and Purpose, was rated by Amazon.com as one of its top ten business titles.

Richard Johnson and Eugene Steuerle

Economists from the Urban Institute

Richard Johnson and Eugene Steuerle, economists from the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., discuss issues relevant to jobseekers over 50.  Johnson, an income and benefits policy senior fellow, writes on the subjects of the elderly, economic well-being, retirement, pensions,  health care and insurance.  Steuerle is a Richard B. Fisher chair and institute fellow, as well […]

David Mathison

Author of Be the Media

David Mathison, media consultant, keynote speaker and author of Be the Media, discusses social media and its relevance to jobseekers over 50. His book, Be the Media, sold 5,000 copies in 11 days via his Web site, Twitter and Facebook.

Deborah Russell

Former AARP Director of Workforce Issues

Deborah Russell, Former AARP Director of Workforce Issues, offers advice to jobseekers over 50.  Russell worked with businesses to create job opportunities for older workers.  She established the Best Employers for Workers over 50 program, which grants national recognition to companies that hire older workers and implement best policies for them.

Laurie McCann

AARP Senior Litigation Attorney

Laurie McCann, AARP Foundation Senior Litigation Attorney, discusses age discrimination, how to file a charge of age discrimination and provides tips for older jobseekers.  McCann litigates and prepares amicus curiae on behalf of the AARP, and she is a keynote speaker on issues related to the aging workforce, including age discrimination, downsizing and employee benefits.