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> Research reveals 93% of jobseekers aged over 50 feel ignored by Government
> 80% of over 50s claim to be victims of age discrimination

Some 93 per cent of jobseekers aged over 50 feel the Government is ignoring the problem of over 50s unemployment, according to new research conducted by skilledpeople.com, the online service that matches older experienced candidates with companies seeking skilled staff.

In a survey of 702 registered candidates, skilledpeople.com (http://www.skilledpeople.com) found that respondents believe the problem of youth unemployment is being exaggerated and addressed at the expense of the over 50s who are being expected to work longer before retirement. As a result Britain’s economic growth will be slower for many years to come than if the entire nation’s experience was...

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