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NIH Seeking Baby Boomers Helps Buck Trend of Unemployment

Peggie Theodore, 56, landed a job as a staffing assistant at the National Institutes of Health in January after a six-month search. Even earning less than she did in the Navy, she says she’s just happy to return to work.

“If you’re my age looking for a job, it’s not an easy thing to do,” she said in an interview from Bethesda, Maryland. “Even though I have experience, a lot of companies, especially on the private side, are looking for younger people.”