When Lynda Arratoon was laid off from her job as a certified management accountant in early 2012, she assumed that another job was around the corner.
She had never struggled to find jobs before, and she had plenty of experience. What Arratoon didn't count on was that in the five years that she had spent at snack firm Pepperidge Farm, the labor market had changed, particularly for older workers.
Now 59, the Norwalk, Connecticut, resident still hasn't landed a position.
"I didn't even consider the age aspect," Arratoon said. "But as I started to interview for jobs, that was the first time I realized that I was considered old."