Old people can't find jobs

Hey, if you think it's hard finding a job now, try being old.

According to a report by AARP, seniors have seen a 70 percent increase in unemployment over the last year. Despite decades of experience, the report says, the elderly can't find gigs.

A story from 10connects.com quotes an AARP spokesman:

"When people are cutting back, they're cutting back on a lot of the senior population," said Bob Yakubisin of the American Association of Retired Persons Foundation Work Search Program.

On the bright side, Wal-Mart is one of the only retailers making money right now, and they love to hire seniors ... for greeters.

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