Help For Older Job Seekers

Posted on: 05 June 2008 by

Mature website www.50connect.co.uk announce the creation of a new jobs forum for recruiters and older job hunters.


In a bid to tackle the growing problem of over 50s unemployment and age discrimination in the workplace, 50connect, the UK’s largest website for the over 50s, has announced the creation of a free-for-all jobs board to help older job seekers back into paid employment.

“Many over 50s want to work but through no fault of their own have being made redundant on reaching fifty,” comments Dale Lovell of 50connect. “Age discrimination in the workplace means that many over-50s find it increasingly difficult to find employment. We want to help people back into work by providing easy access to a range of job opportunities online.”

50connect's decision to launch a Jobs Board comes in the wake of damning new research from Age Concern England, claiming that the majority of people in the UK believe age discrimination is getting worse, not better.*

Unlike other online Job Forums, 50connect, will not be charging recruiters for advertising jobs on the site and welcome postings from individuals looking for work also.

“This is not a commercial venture for us at 50connect, our main concern in launching is to aid the very many over 50s who are currently out of work get back into employment,” concluded Mr. Lovell.

Recruiters and those looking for work are invited to list their requirements online at www.50connect.co.uk/forums 

Notes: 50connect.co.uk is the leading online portal for the over 45s. With 902,000 monthly users, 50connect offers the most significant research point for attitudes of today’s over 45s.

Link to the Jobs Forum at: http://web.archive.org/web/20051121174924/http://www.50connect.co.uk/forums

*Research from Age Concern found that three quarters of people think age discrimination will not get any better in the next five years, with a quarter saying it will get worse. Of those surveyed, 30 per cent said the level of prejudice against older people is actually higher now than it was five years ago.

For full details visit: http://web.archive.org/web/20051121174924/http://www.ace.org.uk/AgeConcern/news_3298.htm

Contact Dale Lovell, telephone 01753 850606 or email: dlovell@50connect.com

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