Older Workers Face Job Discrimination on Universal Job Match
I’m sure there’s plenty of people here (cough, cough….) who could confirm this without even stirring.
In fact being a bit ‘Older‘ I was listening to the News at One, drinking me 99 Tea and heard this……
The government’s Universal Jobmatch website is publishing adverts using terms that could be breaking anti-age discrimination laws, the BBC has found.
It also found similar jobs ads posted online by Reed – one of the UK’s biggest employment agencies.
On both sites, hundreds of employers say they want “recent graduates”, which lawyers say implies they are looking for younger applicants.
Many older job seekers say they are being frozen out of the jobs market.
A typical example of wording used in job adverts reads: “My client is recruiting a recent graduate to join their extremely busy team. You should be looking for a career, have good customer service skills and good…
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