There seems to be a lot of resentment for Baby Boomers who refuse to retire and open up the job market for the unemployed and under-employed. Despite the fact that boomers can’t afford to retire and are still trying to recover from the big recession AND trying to do it in a struggling economy, there is a lot of push for boomers to step aside.
So, when my husband brought this article to my attention I found it interesting. According to the article by Matt Sedensky (an AP reporter studying aging and workforce issues as part of a year-long Fellowship), the idea that older workers remaining on the job are stealing these jobs from younger workers is simply not supported by any evidence. In fact the opposite is true. “Having older people active and productive actually benefits all age groups, economists say, and spurs the creation of more jobs.”
The article has much more about why having older workers in the job force does not limit the opportunities for younger workers. http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014/01/03/older-workers-taking-jobs-from-the-young-nonsense-economists/
So, maybe younger workers don’t have to worry that baby boomers are keeping them from getting jobs. And the millennial who sent a comment to me that baby boomers should just die and get out of the way so that the millennials can clean up the mess that we made; well maybe he is just looking for someone to blame.