Middle-aged job hunters are up to three times LESS likely to get an interview

Daily Mail - Science & tech 

Middle-aged job seekers are up to three times less likely to get a job interview than a younger person applying for the same position, a new study has shown. A younger person is also likely to be paid more money - around 13 per cent more than their older rival - despite having up to a decade less experience. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University and Cyprus found the age-based discrimination is also compounded by prejudice against ethnic minorities. Middle-aged job seekers are up to three times less likely to get a job interview than a younger person applying for the same position, a new study has shown. It found a 28-year-old white man is twice as likely to be interviewed for a job than a 50-year-old white woman and three times more than a 50-year-old black woman.