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AARP and Key Senators Urge Companies to End Age Bias in Recruiting on Facebook

Jan 17, 2018 / Media Coverage
The largest advocacy group for older Americans and the two top members of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging are calling on employers and tech companies to stop limiting recruitment ads on Facebook and other online sites to younger workers. “It appears age discrimination is alive and well in the digital era,” Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president of AARP, said in a statement on Friday. “We urge online platforms to take the steps needed to ensure they’re not supporting age-biased recruiting and hiring practices. And we continue to call on all employers to end bias in their employment...
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Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns About Age Discrimination

Dec 21, 2017 / Media Coverage
This article was written through collaboration between The New York Times and ProPublica, the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization. A few weeks ago, Verizon placed an ad on Facebook to recruit applicants for a unit focused on financial planning and analysis. The ad showed a smiling, millennial-aged woman seated at a computer and promised that new hires could look forward to a rewarding career in which they would be “more than just a number.” Some relevant numbers were not immediately evident. The promotion was set to run on the Facebook feeds of users 25 to 36 years...
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Dozens of Companies Are Using Facebook to Exclude Older Workers From Job Ads

Dec 20, 2017 / Media Coverage
Among the companies we found doing it: Amazon, Verizon, UPS and Facebook itself. “It’s blatantly unlawful,” said one employment law expert. This story was co-published with The New York Times. A few weeks ago, Verizon placed an ad on Facebook to recruit applicants for a unit focused on financial planning and analysis. The ad showed a smiling, millennial-aged woman seated at a computer and promised that new hires could look forward to a rewarding career in which they would be "more than just a number.” Some relevant numbers were not immediately evident. The promotion was set to run on the...
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