Even though older workers make up a third of the workforce they are still facing many difficulties in remaining or returning to the job market. The older workers channel offers a variety of insight, views and industry news on flexible work, employment rights, pensions, retraining and much more.
The age profile of the workforce is changing. An article in the Guardian on Thursday 16 September notes that the “latest estimates that a third of UK workers will be over 50 in 2020”. A recent survey by the CIPD and the CMI called “Managing an Ageing Workforce” produced some interesting statistics on attitudes to an ageing workforce.
The number of people aged between 50 and 64 in employment in the UK has rocketed by nearly 2 million over the past 15 years, official statistics show. And, unlike other age groups, their employment rate is higher than before the recession.
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