The job market is tough nowadays, especially for older workers who are nearer to retirement.
This is a lesson learned by Minh Nguyen, a 54-year-old who has been out of work for more than two years. She recently found a job that pays her $13 an hour, but despite the low pay she took it.
She is working for a non-profit company, and it’s a job she found through a training program geared towards people older than 50 who are looking for work.
The privately funded program puts people in eight weeks of subsidized employment at a company with a job opening.
So far 59 out of the first 91 participants have jobs.
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