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posted by Bruce Wardley, Oct 21, 2014
The workplace is constantly changing and ageing workers often find themselves with skills that are no longer required. Bruce Wardley explains how the Red Cross training courses can help mature aged job seekers.
Mature aged job seekers and those with a disability are being urged by Red Cross to consider heading back to the classroom to learn how to earn, now that Australians are living longer, retiring later and are less likely to rely on welfare benefits.
Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show the average retirement age has jumped by five years in recent times with only 9% of workers expecting to retire before the age of 60. The figures also show a big shift in the way people expect to pay for their retirement, with fewer and fewer relying on a pension.
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