“Help wanted, but not from older workers: Many struggle to find jobs as employers post openings” – The Boston Globe

OVER_FIFTY_WORKERS“Justin O’Connor handed a customer an iced coffee as he worked in the Fuller Cup coffee shop in Winchester. | Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

by Robert Weisman

“It’s late afternoon at the Venture Café in Cambridge’s Kendall Square. The tables are teeming with techies in T-shirts, sipping beer and pecking on laptops. Everybody works for a startup, every startup is hiring — now or soon — and every new hire seems younger than the last.

“‘I’m feeling old,’ jokes Xhulia Bratja, a manager at a fledgling data analytics firm, who turns 25 this week.

“Eight miles north, Justin O’Connor, 65, pours coffee for customers at the cozy Fuller Cup in Winchester. O’Connor, a longtime supply chain manager for telecom companies, hasn’t worked full time in his field since he was laid off in 2010.”

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