Wednesday, April 17, 2024


Aiming to End Bias Against CT’s Older Unemployed

By Keith M. Phaneuf

Ending a longtime discriminatory practice against the unemployed topped a list of recommendations from the state legislature’s chief investigative panel to help more of Connecticut’s older residents find work.

The Program Review and Investigations Committee also recommended expanding education and training opportunities for seniors, increasing access to small business subsidies and promoting the state’s apprenticeship programs.

“It’s still legal in Connecticut to discriminate in want ads, until we fix it,” said Rep. Mary Mushinsky, D-Wallingford, co-chairwoman of the Program Review panel.

Nora Duncan, state director for AARP Connecticut, called the recommendation of job posting “one of the highlights” of the committee report.

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