MPR News with Angela Davis

How to combat ageism in the workplace

Age discrimination is a growing concern as more Minnesotans work past the age of 65.

Why are older workers are forced out and why do younger workers feel they aren’t taken seriously?

Three experts talk about what it takes to create equitable work environments for people of all ages and experiences.


  • Kate Schaefers, the executive director for the University of Minnesota Advanced Careers Initiative and Volunteer State President at AARP-Minnesota.

  • Laura Beeth, vice president of talent acquisition at M Health Fairview.

  • Pahoua Yang Hoffman, executive director of The Citizens League – a nonpartisan public policy organization in St. Paul.

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