Employment services aren’t working for older jobseekers, jobactive staff or employers
'While the mature-age unemployment rate is low compared to youth unemployment, older people are more likely to remain unemployed. The low rate of Newstart Allowance means they are doing it tough. Our two-year study, Enhancing employment services for mature-age jobseekers, suggests government-funded employment services are not working well for these older jobseekers, the services’ staff or employers.'
Dina Bowman,Principal Research Fellow, Research & Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence, writes in The Conversation Australia.
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