Ageism in employment is widely reported by mature-age Australians, leading many mature-age workers to become discouraged and to leave the labour force prematurely. As illustrated in this infographic, ageism is experienced in different ways and to different degrees by older men, older women and those in different occupations. Download the ageism infographic.
Close to a quarter of a million mature age Australians are on Newstart, half of whom have been registered with Centrelink for two years or more. As this infographic details, mature age jobseekers have distinct skills sets and experiences compared with other jobseekers within the employment services system that aren’t adequately considered within current models of service delivery. Download infographic on mature age jobseekers
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. Continue reading
Dina Bowman, one of the project team members, will present a paper arising from the study on mature age jobseekers’ experiences of employment services at the forthcoming Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference in Melbourne. For further details visit the conference website.