Ageism on the increase?

Anecdotal evidence of ageism in the workplace is growing and is something economists are already warning will be detrimental to full economic recovery.  Unfortunately for the over-50s, much of the political and societal focus on employment is for young people.  But the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) says that, “UK employers are expected to need to fill around 13.5 million vacancies in the next 10 years but only 7 million young people will leave education over that period.”  CIPD also says that “immigration alone will not fill the gap and that employers will increasingly need to rely on older workers.”  More information is available from The Observer here.

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