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Employers have to recruit more people aged over 50 and 60

Employers who do not consider recruiting more people aged over 50 and 60 into executive positions are reducing their potential competitiveness. This is the view of Keith Simpson, managing director of SkilledPeople.com who has observed a major shift in the recruitment market over the past 10 y...
Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 11:55

Great recruitment market for over 50s jobseekers

Job opportunities and new career options for jobseekers aged over 50 are better now than at any time over the last 10 years according to Keith Simpson, managing director of SkilledPeople.com. The continuing growth in the number of employed people in the UK, with a corresponding drop in jobles...
Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 16:50

Nearly 10 million people aged over 50 are now in work

A record 9.9 million people aged 50 and over are in work, new figures show from the DWP. "There has ben a revolution in older people staying in work", says Keith Simpson, director of SkilledPeople.com.   The total is 3.9 million more than 20 years ago while the unemplo...
Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 11:28

5 Careers You Can Pick Up Later In Life

No matter what you did for a living when you were younger, there is no reason you can’t pick up something else later in life. In our modern age, where jobs are no longer limited to offices or even countries, you can dictate your own working life. You've got the opportunity to do somethi...
Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 10:14

We’re wasting the talents of our over-50s

Everyone’s living standards will fall if the skilled middle-aged are consigned to the scrapheap. Once out of a job, the over-50s are less likely than any other age group to find another job swiftly. Almost half of those unemployed have been job hunting for a year or more, compared with ...
Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 14:55

Call to recruit 1million more over 50s by 2022 from Government guru

Employers should commit to employing 12% more employees over the age of 50 by 2022, according to Andy Briggs, the Government’s business champion for older workers. Briggs has called for organisations to publish age data so others can see their progress in meeting this target, and wants ...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 10:46

Money management advice and tips for the over 50s

The website moneysavingexpert.co.uk has produced a list of 51 hints, tips and ideas for people aged 50 or thereabouts to help them get the most out of their money. The advice covers a wide range of topics from pensions through to savings, energy costs and even freebies that are specially targ...
Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 12:13

Budget implications for the over 50s and those approaching retirement

Age UK has published a very useful summary of changes announced in the 2017 Budget along with previous announcements which have most impact on people heading towards retirement. The key points are as follows: Pensions State Pensions and benefits State Pension and benefit rates were an...
Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 12:08

Warning issued to customers of Arun cars of Pulborough after buyer was sold a faulty car

If you’re considering buying a used Jaguar car from Arun Ltd. of Pulborough, “think very carefully” is the advice from one former customer who was sold a car with multiple faults, falsely accused of dishonesty, and refused a legitimate consumer rights claim by Arun.   ...
Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 11:50

Do not write off older workers, urges Damian Green

Firms are being urged not to "write off" older workers because of their age amid calls from the Government for people to seek a new career if they do not feel fulfilled in their job. A new strategy was announced aimed at increasing the number of older workers as ...
Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 11:14

Over 50s jobseekers thinking about a career change should start here.

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance across England to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. Its website Its website has career tools to...
Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 13:15

Three largely overlooked professions that can be lucrative.

Sometimes we think too narrowly when it comes to prospective career paths and jobs to pursue. From an early age some families instill in their children the thought that only certain career paths are acceptable and will be able to generate a good income. Careers such as Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers...
Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 11:54

Older jobseekers have never had it so good

Economic pressures are forcing employers to consider older applicants more seriously. Skilled and experienced jobseekers aged over 50 and over 65 seeking new working opportunities are in the best position for years, according to the recruitment website SkilledPeople.com which specialises in h...
Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 15:54

Cool STEM jobs to consider when thinking about what college courses to take

If you have just started college or will be doing so in the next year, there are a lot of decisions that you have to make. Choosing majors and courses can be confusing when you are not entirely sure which specific field you want to get into. Especially when it comes to studying in the Scienc...
Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 11:57

New highs for numbers of people aged over 50 and aged over 65 in work

The number of people aged over 65 staying in work is at the highest figure ever at c1 miilion. It's similar picture for the over 50s where the number employed has also reached a 32 year peak. More than 9 million people aged 50 to 74 are working. The percentage unemployed in this age group...
Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 10:26

Does a Potential Employer Need to Know I Was Bankrupt?

Declaring bankruptcy is generally a difficult decision for anyone to take and part of the fear factor involved in the process is that it will have major and long-lasting impact on your job prospects and your career going forward. The truth is that a declaration of bankruptcy can be viewed neg...
Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 10:49

BBC needs the help of older jobseekers

MY BIG WEEK Are you building up to one week this year that will transform your life forever? •       Are you about to start a new job in a challenging environment? •       Are you going back to work after a long per...
Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 10:02

Arun Cars (Pulborough) to face Consumer Rights Act legal challenge by SkilledPeople.com director

Arun Cars, the independent Jaguar car dealer based in Stane Street, Pulborough is to face legal action from a customer who claims the company is flouting the Consumer Rights Act 2015. The Act gives consumers the right to reject goods if they develop a fault within the first 30 days from time ...
Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 12:38

Advice to stay working after the age of 60

The insurance company Aviva has published a new research study into the challenges of working into older age and the best ways to stay employed after 60. They call their research the Voice of new Retirement and its latest findings reflect what SkilledPeople.com has found in the past: 41% of o...
Posted on May 9, 2016 at 09:34

Employers need to use jobsites like SkilledPeople.com more effectively

One of the largest jobsites in UK recruitment is calling for employers to think more and work a little harder when using jobsites like SkilledPeople.com to get the best value for money. According to Jobsite, when it comes to advertising jobs roles online, it’s important to remember that...
Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 11:40

Later retirement planned by 36% of over 50s

Retirement is looking to be a more distant prospect for 36% of people aged over 50 who say that they expect to retire eight years later than they expected when they were in their 40s. This is one finding from a new report from insurance giant, Aviva. When asked why expected retirement is ...
Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 12:16

1 million more over 50s in work by 2020? That's the target.

A report from the Resolution Foundation identifies the potential to raise employment among 50-64 year olds by around 920,000 over this parliament, and for employment among 65-69 year olds to increase by 240,000. The estimates are based on bringing employment in under-performing areas of the ...
Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 14:13

ONS figures show strong jobs growth but over-50s in danger of being left behind

Commenting on today’s ONS Labour Market Statistics, Mark Beatson, Chief Economist at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, says: “Today’s figures show that jobs growth in the UK has recovered, with the employment rate at its highest level since at le...
Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 12:25

Over 50s unemployment rate not reducing

While there is good news around the number of jobs being created in the UK and the rising numbers of older workers who are finding employment, there is also a worrying statistic for job seekers aged over 50. Unemployment is falling fastest among younger people but for the over 50s it has not ...
Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 11:55

Over 50s jobseekers feature in record employment figures

The latest UK employment numbers show that there are more people employed in the UK than at any other time. At 31.39million workers it is a record high. The new employment total has risen by 267,000 and jobseekers aged over 50 accounted for over 50% of the increase at 165,000. The number ...
Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 19:08
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