New Project Aims To Support Older Workforce

A new project aims to raise awareness of an ageing working and encourages businesses to "recruit, retain and retrain older workers".

Age NI, in partnership with Business in the Community Northern Ireland, have been awarded over £2 million in National Lottery funding to encourage businesses to be more age inclusive.
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The project is offering resources, advice and support including training and work placements, while also working with employers to support age inclusive policies.

Recent research shows that some 82% of people aged in their 40s and 50s who are in work would like to have more flexibility in their job pattern in the future, 81% are interested in developing new skills and 47% are interested in being promoted.

The Age at Work project over the next five years will help organisations implement new age-friendly policies and practices so that they can capitalise on the skills, knowledge and capabilities of older workers.

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