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.

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.

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