“Skyfall” is first and foremost a movie about middle-aged job angst – whether your skills are sufficiently up to speed to stay competitive in the global marketplace, and whether age discrimination will keep you from doing the work you’re best at . . . In the new movie, Agent 007’s worries include tech-savvy 20-somethings and questions over whether he’s still “field-ready.” Sound familiar?
The proposition sounds plausible, and it’s widely accepted in some circles, but the data don’t support it.
This year’s Shared Lives Plus conference was co-chaired by Paul Croft, who lives in a Shared Lives household and Richard Jones, a Director of Adult Services and one of our trustees. This is what Paul told the conference – he has kindly given me permission to re-print it here: “Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I [...]
Encore: Workers 55 and up now make up a bigger part of the employed population — a trend some pros say could hurt economic growth.
We are really pleased that we have been awarded Department of Health funding to develop a way of offering Shared Lives as holidays and breaks to people across local authority boundaries, in different areas of the country. There are Shared Lives carers who can provide short breaks living in seaside towns, national parks and in [...]
Many job seekers believe they’re not considered for open positions because they are too old. The real reason has more to do with how they present themselves and their industry savvy.