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Category: Blogger's Corner, technology, older workers, skills, over 55s
The over 55's are possibly facing redundancy, and long unemployment due to the lack of technology skills.
This what it said in the paper Daily Mail 16th April. There is more emphasis on training younger people, so the older people are more vulnerable when it comes to redundancies.
It is important that whatever age a person is, they are given the same opportunities by learning new skills, so they are employable.
With the people living longer the opportunities need to be made available to everyone, with regards to training in new technology.
In the same paper it is saying that those who are 55 plus and have access to their pension pots are taking advantage of that, to the point that there is a call every second for advice.
This to my mind is not economically sensible as there may be a shortfall in personal funds and so later on in life individuals may be reliant on the government to help them in their retirement.
Independence is important to some people, so to have the skills that younger people have is also important as it enables the chance of employment.
Some people are out of work through no fault of their own and would jump at the opportunity of having a job.
The government, which ever one is elected, needs to ensure that those who are out of work have the same opportunities.
Skills in technology are now essential in work today and without those skills it can be very difficult, for those who are older, to find a job.