|Age distribution of a July 2015 layoff of Intel employees|
UPDATE: A commenter points out a portion of the article I meant to comment on:
This layoff skewed older – considerably so. The average age of an Intel employee in the United States is 42.6. The average age of an employee laid off last month was 48.1. Workers in their 50s were 1.7 times more likely to lose their job than the average worker overall; workers in their 60s were 2.7 times more likely to be laid off than the average. Meanwhile, workers in their 20s and 30s were considerably less likely to lose their jobs. Employment attorneys say this isn't unusual, and it could be difficult to make a discrimination case in court."I gotta check out some more of the literature around this issue, see if there's more chemistry/pharma-relevant stuff.