Posts Tagged 'older workers'

Canada: how to keep older workers

By Julie Mollins

Shorter work weeks, flexible hours and extended healthcare benefits are important for recruiting and keeping older workers, a new survey showed. A poll of Canadians age 55 and older conducted by Ipsos Reid identified several factors that companies need to keep in mind to attract and stop older workers from leaving. Continue reading ‘Canada: how to keep older workers’

US: Higher pay puts older workers on firing line

By Barbara Rose

Older workers are more vulnerable to losing their jobs than younger ones when companies cut costs. They know this instinctively, even though the law of the land forbids age-related discrimination. Continue reading ‘US: Higher pay puts older workers on firing line’

US: older workers in long-term unemployment

By Barbara Rose

One measure of economic pain is the number of people out of work six months or more, long enough to exhaust their unemployment benefits. The Labor Department classifies them as long-term unemployed, and their numbers stayed stubbornly high even during the recent good times. Continue reading ‘US: older workers in long-term unemployment’


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