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"Too old to learn?": Mixed messages about learning and training in mid / later life

The Daily Mail here features an article about a new report, commissioned by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), which highlights the challenges faced by some older workers in a changing economy where there are no ‘jobs for life’. 448 more words

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Is age the great new divide? Let's not forget class

This is the question posed in this article in yesterday’s Observer, in fact taking us back to the topic we looked at just before our Easter break, namely a focus on age in relation to the general election. 335 more words

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Racial discrimination is alive and global

Racial minorities, older workers, gays and lesbians and others face unfair discrimination all over the Western world.

That was the conclusion of a British economist named Judith Rich after studying field experiments in 17 countries using equally-qualified testers of different races, ages and so on. 411 more words


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Old People Should Be Part of NYC Workforce: Report

A skilled-labor shortage has left small businesses across the country scrambling to fill positions and New York City health organizations say there’s a simple solution: hire older workers. 247 more words

'You can't blame older workers for youth unemployment'

The Letters page of the Financial Times is the source of today’s blogpost. It features this letter from Ronald Dekker, a labour economist at Tilburg University in The Netherlands, which addresses… 312 more words

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Age discrimination and office space - is open-plan anti the older worker?

Strange that we see not one but two items on age and office space in less than two weeks. Katrina blogged about generational differences as justification for the office space squeeze ealier this month. 256 more words

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Ageing, fitness and work: Where's the reward for staying fit?

I can see a bit of a theme emerging from recent posts on the topic of ageing, fitness and work.

What caught my eye today was… 288 more words

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