Over at Wired Workplace, Brittany's been writing about the fact that older workers are staying in the workforce longer. I've always thought that the long-term impact of the recession would work in two directions. First, people who were close to retirement and whose retirement savings were catastrophically impacted would work longer, or would struggle if they were retired already. Second, people who were entering the workforce, or early in their careers, will face a narrowing of opportunities. This might have some good impacts, eliminating lucrative finance jobs that became a default option at some elite colleges, teaching some of us whippersnappers a little patience. But for folks who can't find that first job, I imagine it's extremely difficult.

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