older workers

Labour suggests higher benefits for older jobseekers

Mon, 24/06/2013 - 14:06 -- nick

The Labour party has begun to flesh out some of its unemployment policies.

Last week Ed Miliband gave a speech in which he set out some of the bare bones, including a three-year benefit cap, support for the living wage, and higher benefits for those who have paid National Insurance for at least 5 years.

Today Labour's work and pensions spokesman, Liam Byrne, has identified older workers as particular victims of the economic downturn. Read more about Labour suggests higher benefits for older jobseekers

Job advice for the over 50s

Fri, 30/11/2012 - 11:41 -- nick

UnemployedNet supports The Mirror's Get Britain Working campaign.

The Mirror has teamed up with Fish4jobs to give advice to older people on getting back in to work.

The over-50s have been hit hard by the recession, but the problems they face now are often similar to the problems they faced before it - gaps in CVs, skills that need updating, negative thoughts from some employers.

The article below gives some fantastic advice on overcoming these issues and others - it's a must-read for all older workers who are looking for jobs. Read more about Job advice for the over 50s

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