Mature Age Workers Hub and Think Tank
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Mature age workers getting together to ensure we remain in work that is respectful of and fully engages our skills and abilities
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Over 50, working against time in tough job market - Columbus Dispatch

Over 50, working against time in tough job market - Columbus Dispatch | Mature Age Workers Hub and Think Tank | Scoop.it
Over 50, working against time in tough job market Columbus Dispatch But after six years of intermittent employment, dozens of fruitless job interviews and quiet self-assessments on drives back home, he earns $7.75 an hour working part-time at the...

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Mature Age Workers Think Tank & Hub: Who cares?

Mature Age Workers Think Tank & Hub: Who cares? | Mature Age Workers Hub and Think Tank | Scoop.it

http://mawtth.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/i-am-appalled.html

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Compassion: not much around any more

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Do more for senior citizens - Free Malaysia Today

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Do more for senior citizens
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They should be employed under the category of mature workers and given a remuneration package commensurate with their experience and qualifications. ...
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Be ready for tsunami of baby boomer sales - The Australian

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Be ready for tsunami of baby boomer sales
The Australian
“There will be a tsunami of baby boomers looking to sell their companies,” Adgemis told Data Room in an interview.

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Why Baby Boomer business owners may retire with nothing - BRW

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Why Baby Boomer business owners may retire with nothing
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McMaster wants to retire in three years and is faced with the prospect of walking away with nothing. He is not alone.

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Chef faces discrimination claim - News - YOURLifeChoices Australia

Chef faces discrimination claim - News - YOURLifeChoices Australia | Mature Age Workers Hub and Think Tank | Scoop.it
A former maître d’ has filed an age discrimination claim against Guy Grossi.
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Age discrimination at 35ish?

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Push for Tasmanian minister for seniors - Australian Ageing Agenda

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Push for Tasmanian minister for seniors Australian Ageing Agenda Other issues raised by attendees at the seniors election forum included cost of living pressures, support for mature age workers to remain in the workforce, the cost of adult...
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Long-term Unemployment: Is This Blatant Age Discrimination? | The Business Desk with Paul Solman | PBS NewsHour | PBS

Long-term Unemployment: Is This Blatant Age Discrimination? | The Business Desk with Paul Solman | PBS NewsHour | PBS | Mature Age Workers Hub and Think Tank | Scoop.it
Long-term Unemployment: Is This Blatant Age Discrimination?
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50 Is the New 65: Older Americans Are Getting Booted from Their Jobs -- and Denied New Opportunities

50 Is the New 65: Older Americans Are Getting Booted from Their Jobs -- and Denied New Opportunities | Mature Age Workers Hub and Think Tank | Scoop.it
Age discrimination could be headed for you, much sooner than you think.

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Getting to Know Age Discrimination in the Workplace

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Workplace discrimination in the workplace, especially in Los Angeles and in the whole of California is usually on the basis of one’s race, sex, and disability.

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Elizabeth Grossman Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Employers cannot adopt discriminatory age‐based policies Maximum age for hire, recent college graduate Mandatory retirement (few exceptions such as pilots) An employment policy or practice that applies to everyone, regardless of age, can be...

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Age & Ability Not At Odds

Age & Ability Not At Odds | Mature Age Workers Hub and Think Tank | Scoop.it

"New research reveals that nearly half of all mature workers want to continue working in some capacity beyond age 65, but employers need to do more to eliminate systemic age discrimination in their corporate culture.

The study, conducted by Ceridian Canada Ltd. and the Canadian Association of Retired People (CARP) polled more than 5,000 CARP members age 50 or older. When asked when they intend to fully retire, 45 per cent said by age 70 or older. Of this group, 10 per cent planned to work beyond age 75.

These results do not surprise CARP advocacy vice-president Susan Eng.“With the recent economic downturn, many people haven’t saved enough. But many mature workers who want or need to work beyond the traditional retirement age of 65 report that age discrimination is still a reality, even with the elimination of mandatory retirement. For example, employers assume these workers cannot keep up with the times or may cost a company more in benefits…Lorna Hegarty, a senior human resources consultant at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority says lifelong learning is the key."

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All western countries facing the same problem...

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ETU Apprentices 25. About Mature Aged Apprenticeships

As our trade grows and the union gets us better and better pay and conditions, the job, the options and the training attracts more and more mature age appren...
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I'm not sure about this. The trades are physically demanding, and I have seen a few mature age men re-train only to discover they were not physically up to the work. Are the trades really the best way to secure mature age employment?

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Is Age Discrimination Real?

Is Age Discrimination Real? | Mature Age Workers Hub and Think Tank | Scoop.it
Is Age Discrimination Real?. A topic of interest at www.afterfiftyliving.com recently has been “age discrimination,” especially as it pertains to employment. So I decided to do some digging to see what could be learned.
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Of course it is!

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Giving Older Entrepreneurs a Boost - Businessweek

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Giving Older Entrepreneurs a Boost
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Now Isele, 71, is reinventing herself again, this time as an advocate for senior entrepreneurs.

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Eviction from the middle class: how tenuous jobs penalise women

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The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Veronica Sheen discusses how insecure jobs can cause women in midlife to tumble…
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Lift the super preservation age - The Australian

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Lift the super preservation age
The Australian
It might also be unfair for that dwindling but still significant share of the population who work in low-paying, physically demanding jobs for whom working another few years is not a realistic option.

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Brits report age discrimination in the workplace - Chartered Management Institute

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Brits report age discrimination in the workplace
Chartered Management Institute
Brits start to feel invisible in the workplace from the age of 54, according to new research.
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Brits, Canadians, Americans, Australians - are any of them addressing the right problem?

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Why There Is No Expiration Date On Talent - Forbes

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Why There Is No Expiration Date On Talent
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Talent comes in all different sizes and shapes and dare I say ages. Although it's ...
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The Ugly Truth About Age Discrimination - Forbes

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The Ugly Truth About Age Discrimination
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Age discrimination is everywhere. I hear more examples of age discrimination than I hear about sex discrimination, racial discrimination and every other kind put together.
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Check out the recommendation for "pain interviewing". Of course, you still have to get to the interview!

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Why Older Workers Should Expect Age Discrimination

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Today, older workers should anticipate age discrimination. Here's why...

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Is Age Discrimination The New Normal?

Is Age Discrimination The New Normal? | Mature Age Workers Hub and Think Tank | Scoop.it
The other day, I received an unsolicited invitation from a job search company asking if I would like to get a free critique of my résumé. With nothing to lose, I sent my résumé over and expected some helpful pointers.
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Australian Human Rights Commission finds huge workplace discrimination ... - NEWS.com.au

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Mature Age Workers Think Tank & Hub: Are you a mature age Australian worker?

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Mature Age Workers Think Tank & Hub: Are you a mature age Australian worker? http://t.co/FInbmq0n3q
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Nice to see my own site showing up...

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Mature age workers: is seventy six the new fifty six?

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The appointment of an older Pope has become a hot topic within the commentariat. Some claim at seventy six, the Pope is too old, and others say seventy six is the new fifty six. A recent BBC docume...

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I think it depends on the type of work. I don't think mature workers should be working in heavy jobs. We should be employed for our brain, not our brawn.

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