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Older employee at work

Response to the latest ONS Labour Market data

New data from the ONS reveals numbers of over-50s in work is on the rise.

Emily Andrews says employers need to do more to reduce ageism in the workplace, make flexible working the default option and give more support to those with health conditions.

Emily Andrews, Senior Evidence Manager, Centre for Ageing Better, said:

“It's great that employment amongst over-50s is on the rise.

“For jobs to be fulfilling for older workers, employers need to be more age-friendly. That means we need to do more to reduce ageism in the workplace, make flexible working the default option and give more support to those with health conditions or caring responsibilities.

“And for those who aren’t in work, but want to be, we must make sure that employment support provided is tailored to the needs of older people. That means personalised support that’s right for peoples’ individual work skills, personal circumstances and health.”

Becoming an age-friendly employer

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