Jobless fill lull by volunteering

Volunteer managers say they’ve seen an influx this year of people who’ve lost their jobs, as well as students who are anticipating a tough market after graduation. The volunteers are welcome, especially as charities themselves have fewer paid employees.

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Displaced older workers abandon hopes of landing similar work

A growing percentage of men and women nationwide are reaching a career crossroads at a time when most would hope to have it
made. Almost a quarter of the 3.8 million Americans displaced from their jobs from 2003-2005 were 55 or older, according to
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, up from 21 percent in the prior three years.

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