Why does the same old rubbish keep get recycled by tired middle aged hacks repeating the government excuses about the old stealing jobs from the young.
This is simply not true and misses 3 key points.
The 2 age groups who are worst affected by this crisis are the young – under 25 - who are not being hired and have over a million unemployed and the older workforce - over 50 – who face the bulk of the redundancies ( 64% of local government redundancies last year) and have 3.5 million not in work ( DWP).
If any group is taking an unfair proportion of the jobs it is the middle aged – 25 – 49, nearly all of whom, including ‘No brains’ Willets, write these poorly researched and facile articles.
The most effective and profitable employment practice is to hire an age diverse workforce ( ask BMW, Volvo, B &Q and thousands more like ourselves – with older workers adding experience, knowledge to help.
Train, facilitate and support younger new staff complimenting the middle working age – thus also responding and understanding the needs of the 3 different generations of consumers.
The reality is that when older people are made redundant in most instances they are not replaced, it is part of a general downsizing and where people do take their place it is usually the middle working age.
This is a classic divide and rule tactic by the government, employers and their featherbrained acolytes in the media to distract us from the real debate o do we downsize the workforce and the economy or promote age diversity and full and flexible employment.
Chris Walsh Director Wise owls-