I have several friends who, in the past couple of years, have lost their jobs. As these folks are close to my age, I’ve watched their job searches with interest.

Here’s what I’ve seen. If folks are over, say, 50, they have a hard time landing employment, even during a time of low unemployment. What’s that about?

One of my friends left an industry where he was an “old guy.” Most of the workforce in his former industry are millennials. As the baby boomers retire, the young people are left behind to run their organizations. Guess what? These youngsters, while terrific in many ways, don’t always have the work ethic, maturity and history to be effective. And now the organizations are struggling. Read more.