I opened the New York Times and I read the below editorial. It was so sad. If you’re between the ages of 50-60 and lost a white collar job, your outlook must seem so bleak.
Choose infrastructure repair as a jobs panacea?
About 1.5 million construction workers are unemployed. That’s out of 14 million.
What about skilled, unemployed, educated white-collar workers, like teachers, journalists, pharmacists, middle management and so on? Most of us are in our 50s, which essentially removes us from the construction-trades job market.
I am willing to learn welding or carpentry, but who would hire a 60-ish welder with no experience? Millions of people are in the same straits as I, yet we seem invisible.
Who will help us?