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?

ABRAM KATZ

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