Laid Off Near Retirement? How to Prepare for What’s Next

While this is a very stressful time, it’s also an opportunity to reassess values, visions and dreams and get plans in place for the future.

An older woman looks forlorn with a box of belongings from her office after being laid off.
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From tech to finance to retail, tens of thousands of U.S. workers are facing widespread layoffs — and employees nearing retirement age are likely bearing the brunt of them.

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Stephen B. Dunbar III, JD, CLU
Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Executive VP, Equitable Advisors

Stephen Dunbar, Executive VP of Equitable, has built a thriving financial services practice where he empowers others to make informed decisions and take charge of their future. He and his team advise on over $3B in AUM and $1.5B in protection coverage. As a National Director of DEI for Equitable, Stephen acts as a change agent for the organization, creating a culture of diversity and inclusion. He earned a bachelor's in Finance from Rutgers and a J.D. from Stanford.