The Supreme Court's IBM rulings on ADEA affect all industries. The Supreme Court has given corporations a free ride to displace older workers whether a sales agent, marketing manager, purchasing buyer, or an engineer. IT workers, however, are hit with a double whammy as technology changes every 5 years or less. Most employers nowadays resist investing in IT employees making aging IT workers face out dated skills when shown the door. Even if their skills are up to date, it is still hard for 40 plus IT workers (and other careers) to find a job regardless. I believe one of the key reasons for this is self-insured healthcare coverage. Most corporations have healthcare coverage that's self-insured where they pay healthcare bills out of their own pockets and the risk is spread only over the corporation's employee base, not spread over a nationwide health insurance company such as Blue Cross Blue Shield. BCBS, Humana and others are just the paper shuffler for these corporations. So I don't see things' improving for older workers until Congress puts more muscle in IDEA and solves the problem with corporations' efforts to reduce their healthcare cost risks by displacing and not hiring older workers. I don't see either happening anytime soon as Congress and the Supreme Court have been more pro-business than pro-citizen for the past 30 years.