Which tech firm has the youngest employees?

Posted on Wednesday, November 25 2015 @ 14:03 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
With Thanksgiving coming up our stream of news is dwindling to a halt. I'll keep posting news as it comes in, but don't expect too many posts over the next couple of days.

One thing I did come across today is this report from BusinessInsider that reveals how old the employees are at the top tech companies. In general, it seems the youngest and hottest tech firms have the youngest employees. Facebook has the youngest employees of any large tech company, with the median employee age being jut 28.

Software giant Microsoft has a median employee age of 33 and Intel's median employee is 34 years old. Firms like IBM and Oracle on the other hand have a median employee age of 38, and HP has the oldest of them all with a median age of 39.

As the site points out, there are now more Californians suing for alleged age discrimination than for alleged racism, as older employees are feeling left out.
"There are tons and tons of lawsuits filed for age discrimination," labor lawyer Kelly Dermody at firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein in San Francisco told us.

In the past couple of years, more Californians — home of Silicon Valley — are suing for alleged age discrimination than for alleged racism, she says.
Employee age at tech firms

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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