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Is 'digital native' recruiting age discrimination?

DEAR JOYCE: At 54, I needed a new job when my old one left town without me. Fortunately, I have a technical mind, am plugged in to the way business is done today and quickly found employment in a mid-tier organization. Not one to take anything for granted, I continue to check the job marketplace. Recently I've noticed job ads for "digital native" and that raises questions in my mind. I get it that the term is shorthand for recruiting applicants young enough to have grown up with the Internet. Translation: Only young people are welcome. Federal law prohibits discriminating against anyone over 40. So is the "digital native" language a dodge to skirt age...

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