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The economic fallout from the pandemic has resulted in the highest unemployment figures for the past five years and from an increasingly tough job market.
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Even though older workers make up a third of the workforce they're still facing many difficulties in remaining or returning to the job market.
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The massive economic impact of the pandemic has resulted in significant job losses across many sectors of society but the over 50s are in danger of being overlooked.
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Lockdown

Denise's voice - ageism in recruitment

The carer has experienced different forms of ageism over the years but says that employers are overlooking good workers because of their age.
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Black History Month

Patricia's voice - ageism in recruitment

The school worker experienced ageism after returning to work from shielding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The experience of ageism in the recruitment process is widespread, according to a new report, affecting older jobseekers’ confidence, wellbeing and finances.
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This report shares findings on ageism in the recruitment process from the perspective of older workers. It's part of a wider programme of work looking at the recruitment landscape for employers and older jobseekers.
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Office

Elizabeth's voice - Work after redundancy

Elizabeth talks about her journey back into fulfilling work after being made redundant seven years ago.
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The number of 50-64s who are out of work has risen by more than 175,000 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
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Our new report warns that older workers made redundant during the pandemic risk being shut out of employment as a result of age bias in recruitment.
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