If you didn’t see that job ad, maybe you’re too old (age discrimination on digital platforms)

PROPUBLICA and The New York Times co-published an article about several companies that are recruiting applicants for jobs using targeted ads that exclude particular age groups. I’m not talking about millennials. At a time where companies look to remove unconscious hiring bias by utilizing talent acquisition software, this is alarming.  An employment lawyer calls it blatantly unlawful. Facebook defends it as an accepted industry practice. And it’s not just them. We’ll have to wait and see how the legal challenges pan out. Meantime, you want to remove your age from social media platforms. You’ll lose some cake emojis once a year but oh well.

PROPUBLICA | Dozens of Companies Are Using Facebook to Exclude Older Workers From Job Ads | December 20, 2017