I read an article about age discrimination in the workplace today from CBS News, titled "Baby Boomers: America's new unemployables." The article discussed that it's extremely difficult for people over the age of 50 to get hired at a new job. While they are less likely to be laid off, it's more difficult to be hired into a new position. The report uses many statistics and testimonials of people experiencing this now. It does not stereotype older workers, it only presents statistical problems that they may face.
I talked to Jim, 54, who works as a computer programmer. He said the report presents issues somewhat similar to what is going on at his workplace. There have been many lay-offs, including young and old. His company does not show age discrimination. They have been trying to equally fire younger and older employees, so not to create an ageism problem. The information in the article is accurate in some areas, such as the difficulty for someone over 50 to find a new job.