Your HR department doesn’t give a damn: How corporate overseers exploit American workers – Salon.com

Posted: February 24, 2015 in Economy, Workers Rights

Many of the employees identified as undesirable are often “older” workers. A New York-based media company recently shed itself of many of its long-time employees as it attempted to move away from print and focus on digital products. Most of those laid off, fired or forced to resign were over 50 years of age.

“New management came in and insisted on digitally savvy people,” said a former editor. “People who had been getting good performance reviews for years were suddenly obsolete. They assumed that if you started your career when we used typewriters, you’re probably not a good fit for the digital newsroom.”

via Your HR department doesn’t give a damn: How corporate overseers exploit American workers – Salon.com.

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