Conference session on mature age jobseekers and employment services with the Willing to Work Inquiry

Michael McGann and Dina Bowman will join Donna Purcell from the Australian Human Rights Commission in a special session of the 2015 Jobs Australia Conference on working more effectively with mature age jobseekers.

Michael and Dina will highlight the experiences of the mature age jobseekers they interviewed in using employment services, and some of the challenges faced by services in delivering effective support to older jobseekers, such as the young age of service staff and a perceived ‘white-collar’ support gap.

Donna Purcell will discuss the Australian Human Rights Commission’s ongoing Willing to Work Inquiry, and its early findings on employment discrimination against older workers.

For further information about the 2015 Jobs Australia conference visit here.