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Meet Six Leaders from the Newsweek Expert Forum

For more than 80 years, Newsweek has kept readers informed about what is happening in the world. Now Newsweek Expert Forum is bringing together innovative thinkers and industry leaders to share their insights on international issues, technology, business, culture and politics.

Expert Forum members have opportunities to build relationships and shape public opinion — connecting with peers from complementary fields and getting their ideas in front of a wide audience on Newsweek.com.

Meet six leaders from the Newsweek Expert Forum, and learn more about becoming a member.

Andrew Raupp, Founder, STEM.org

Andrew Raupp is an entrepreneur and educational leader. In 2001, he founded STEM.org, an educational research and credentialing organization that has played a key role in developing and growing the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education movement. The organization has worked with more than 140,000 pre-K to twelfth-grade students and 14,000 educators worldwide to date. Andrew and

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11 tips for finding a job when you’re over 50, from an ‘ageism’ expert

Hey boomers, it’s not your imagination. Finding a job in today’s COVID economy is harder than ever, especially for “older Americans,” i.e. workers 55 and older.

Let’s start with the grim statistics (just to get them over with).

According to the “Older Workers Report” released Aug. 5 by the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis Retirement Equity Lab (ReLab), nearly 3 million workers ages 55 to 70 — about 7% of workers in that age group — have left the labor force since mid-March, about 50% more than the 1.9 million older workers who left the labor force after the Great Recession began in late 2007. And unless the labor situation changes posthaste, the report expects an additional million “older workers” to be out of a job before the end of the year.

The sobering prognosis? More than half of unemployed older workers are at risk of “involuntary

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