Are older job seekers unfairly disadvantaged?
While unemployment figures are dropping, Australians still face significant employment barriers – especially when it comes to those workers over the age of 55.
According to the Department of Employment, as of September 2017, the average duration of unemployment for people aged 55 years and over is 70 weeks, compared with 51 weeks for 25-54 year olds.
Employers have outlined concerns of employing older workers, ranging from worries about cognition issues to lack of skill set.
So, how can those in this age bracket work around these figures and get themselves employed?
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