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The AGE calls for Early Response to ageing population

EDITORIAL  Australia’s ageing and rapidly expanding population is a massive economic and social challenge. That is the compelling and sobering message from the Productivity Commission, one of the Federal Government’s key sources of policy advice. In a landmark report released

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UK stuck with ageing IT workforce as offshoring squeezes out starter jobs

Expect more debates about jobs for young. The proportion of under-24-year-olds working in the UK IT industry has halved over the 10 years, with part of the blame for the shortfall placed on the offshoring industry of entry-level jobs. The

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Generational tensions: The ageing workforce vs. Generation Y – HRMAGAZINE UK

KPMG report which examined the tension between the ageing workforce and Gen Y workers, as older colleagues are postponing retirement plans and intend to work for longer. The younger generation of workers see this as a direct threat on their

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Size of ageing workforce ‘set to soar’

A third of over-65s could still be in work if trends seen over the last decade persist, pensions consultants Buck have warned. Fraser Smart, managing director at the pensions, employee benefits and investment consulting firm said there was ‘no doubt

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These trends are unsustainable as the population ages. PricewaterhouseCoopers Report

Commend this report, not just for giving context to the economic challenges wrought by an ageing population, but also for a lucid analysis of Australia’s economic circumstances. “As our population grows older, fewer people as a proportion of the total

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The ageing workforce dilemma

We all know the statistics, on the one hand we are heading towards an increasingly ageing population whilst the figures also show that by 2025 Generation Y will be making up 75% of the workforce. The combination of increased health

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Record numbers of over-65s working – as study claims retiring is bad for your health

Almost a million people in Britain are now working past the age of 65 according to official figures showing record numbers shunning the prospect of retirement. It comes as a study concluded that, rather than giving people a new lease

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Ageing population will have huge impact on social services, Lords told

Committee to report startling findings of wide-ranging investigation into over-65s and implications for British society A Lords inquiry has prompted warnings there is no proper plan is in place to cope with the dramatic increase in over-65s.Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

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BOLD WITH THE OLD- You may be getting older, but that doesn’t mean you have run out of energy and ideas. And it is about time companies realised it. By Leon Gettler

You may be getting older, but that doesn’t mean you have run out of energy and ideas. And it is about time companies realised it. By Leon Gettler   With an ageing population, fewer Australians are retiring. More are staying in

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Baby Boomers plan to work longer for better retirements

 Most Canadian baby boomers surveyed in a new poll say they would work longer to live better throughout their post-work years rather than opt to retire earlier. The CIBC survey finds that 57 per cent of Canadians aged 50 to

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