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But that’s in the future. Those about to lose their jobs are more focused on the here and now. They realize that they likely will have to settle for less satisfying work and lower pay.

Walsh doesn’t hold out much hope.

“I’m old. Too old. I’m 65,” he said with a sigh. “I’m not ready to retire, but it looks like I’ll have to.”

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