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It’s a widely accepted reality within the technology industry that youth rules. But at least part of the extreme age imbalance can be traced back to advertisements for open positions that government regulators say may illegally discriminate against older applicants. Many tech companies post openings exclusively for new or recent college graduates, a pool of candidates that is overwhelmingly in its early twenties.
“In our view, it’s illegal,” Raymond Peeler, senior attorney advisor at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that enforces workplace discrimination laws said about the use of “new grad” and “recent grad” in job notices. “We think it deters older applicants from applying.”
Am I the only one who thinks that much of the quality control and failed projects in the tech industry can be attributed to age discrimination?
Just like when Digg went feral, I'm increasingly annoyed by Slashdot changes on the iPad. The new hovering advertisements are the last straw for me. I am starting to look for a new source for my nerd news or at least something that scrapes Slashdot and presents it to me in something more palatable.
It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.