Job seekers participate in a career counseling session targeted to an over-50 demographic in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Human resources professionals say there are fewer leadership positions available, so it may take middle-aged workers longer to find a good job.
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (left) speaks to reporters just before work began on a bridge project near Tuscumbia, Mo., in 2009. The state awarded the contract moments after President Obama signed the 2009 stimulus package.