Older workers face hurdles in job searches even with historically low unemployment


August 4, 2023

Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

In Minnetonka on July 28, John Browning held a photo of himself from 1968. The 77-year-old Vietnam veteran struggled to find a new job for over two years because of his age and lack of computer skills.

John Browning is beyond frustrated.

The Minnetonka resident and Vietnam veteran lost his parking management job during the pandemic. He had countless job leads since but has only landed a part-time job despite 32 months of searching and a willingness to tackle grungy, demanding work.

He thinks it's because of his age.



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