Older working Australians deserve a new start too

See on Scoop.itHealth and Ageing

When you think of the long-term unemployed, it is unlikely that the first image that comes to mind…the reality is that over a quarter of people on Newstart Allowance are in their fifties and sixties, and one third of the long-term unemployed are in these age brackets.

The issues around age discrimination in the workforce are disturbing and need to be addressed if we are to ensure our economy remains sustainable as the population ages.

But in the meantime, the fact remains that a person who loses a job in their fifties faces a huge uphill battle to get fulltime meaningful employment again, despite a life time of experience and credentials.

See on www.thepunch.com.au

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