Oh, No: Another Craigslist Ad Specifying 'Young'

This time the Craigslist help wanted is for a social media expert who is young. The location is Syosset, in Long Island, N.Y..

The last time was about two weeks ago. That particular Craiglist help wanted was for entry level position in recycling that was to be filled by someone who was also young. The location was Rockaway, N.J. When AOL Jobs outed that violation of not discriminating in hiring on the basis of age, about 165,000 people clicked on. They left more than 200 comments.

Yet, it's happening again. And this is in an era when employment lawsuits are surging, reports The New York Times. Obviously, small and medium-sized businesses in America need a human resources consultant who has down cold employment law. Also, one wonders why Craigslist would publish help wanted ads that discriminate against those not young. The 76 million baby boomers, many of who want to or have to keep employed, might not welcome that at all.

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Jane Genova


Jane Genova http://janegenova.com began focusing on transitions when the academic market collapsed as she was writing her dissertation in linguistics and literature at the University of Michigan.  After re-establishing herself in the public relations industry, she gradually published on the subject.  Her first piece was on The Professional Woman in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.  Since then, she co-authored the book THE CRITICAL 14 YEARS OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE and myriad e-books and articles on career subjects ranging from emotional intelligence to aging.  In the 1980s she attempted another change by attending Harvard Law School.  She didn’t complete the degree but channeled that experience into maintaining a legal blog [http://lawandmore.typepad.com] housed at the Library of Congress.

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