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Yes. Government incentives for employers to employ older workers are inadequate.
No. Every dollar counts in Australian business today.
Yes and no. Employers will exploit workers regardless of age, gender, religion, sexual persuasion, creed
Small businesses in Australia are the ones footing the huge bills for Govt spending. Therefore in a business every aspect gets trimmed and worked hard they are not charities. Yes that flows onto who best to employee and what that employee can do for them.
YES they do
Yes it's hard not matter what age you are or what experience you have
It's incredibly hard for an almost 40 mother, with no major work experience to get a job
Yes, unfortunately many do discriminate against older job seekers and employees. Recently a local supermarket was aggressively taken over by another company. They promptly sacked the older aged staff despite their experience and good rapport with customers, and kept the younger staff that were clueless in their roles. I promptly stopped going there after four years of loyal weekly grocery shopping.
Of course, they do as in over qualified for the position.
Many years ago the NSW government gave a really good wage subsidy if we employed the more senior person and kept them in our employ. I havent seen anything like this in QLD.
I am 54 and a trainer of young people, my employer has now thought im getting on and close to my long service, so they are trying every "only just legal" way to get rid of me, not enough to protect current older workers, legally m...
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Absolutely older more experienced staff and not valued enough.