united states: portraits: port_18

Pat Bitter poses for a portrait on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. She has been unemployed for more than two years. “We're the invisible people,” says Pat Bitter. “We need jobs just as much as the younger ones do.”Bitter, who is in her 60s, is in search of a job. “I feel like older people are just getting brushed off from employers, and even though it\'s illegal, they won\'t tell you that\'s why.”Ross Taylor | The Virginian-Pilot

Pat Bitter poses for a portrait on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. She has been unemployed for more than two years.  

“We're the invisible people,” says Pat Bitter. “We need jobs just as much as the younger ones do.” 

Bitter, who is in her 60s, is in search of a job. “I feel like older people are just getting brushed off from employers, and even though it\'s illegal, they won\'t tell you that\'s why.”Ross Taylor | The Virginian-Pilot