Older engineers battle age discrimination

Many employers discriminate against older engineers, according to Larry Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute.

"They all want the newest kids coming out and discriminate against people that know a lot and can learn more material," Mishel said yesterday on The Daily Circuit. "For some reason, the employers consider people 35 and older in engineering on 'the other side of the game.'"

Ed Schlesinger, head of the department of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, joins The Daily Circuit to discuss employment issues for engineers.

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