Australians are increasingly working to older ages. In January 2018, Australians aged 65 and over had a workforce participation rate of 13% (17% for men and 10% for women), compared with 8% in 2006 (12% for men and 4% for women).(Sources Australian Bureau of Statistics).
The older job market is growing but the same age discrimnation in the job market continues. More Australians are retiring later and the number of older job applicants is only set to increase.
Job Seek Online was developed to to into bat for the older market and outline their advantages:
- Life experience
- Work experience
- Customer Service Ethic
- Work Ethic
This market find it increasingly hard to be taken seriously for job roles and are frustrated at the response.
On the other side of the scale, job applicants living with a disability are also facing discrimation in that they seem not be viewed as "ABLE" applicants.
- There are 2.1 million Australians of working age with disability. Of these, just over 1 million are employed and another 114,900 are looking for work. (Source Australian Bureau of Statistics).
Both sectors of our economy can really use a powerful force to advocate for them and Job Seek Online performs the following services:
- Helping applicants prepare work attire for their interviews - providing donated career specific clothing at no cost
- Helping prepare Resumes and Cover Letters
- Scheduling Job Interviews and Coaching
- Debrief after each interview
- Liase with Employers on behalf of applicants
- Openly source job opportunities
Job Seek Online stands out from the crowd with our compassionate support and advocate services for two sectors
of our economy that really need and appreciate our help in reducing barriers to discrimination.
More information can be found at www.jobseekonline.com.au
Job Seek Online
Susan Ryan, The Australian Human Rights Commissioner's Age & Disability Discrimination Commissioner, found that one of the main barriers for older Australians trying to find work was age discrimination. Many mature age workers would prefer flexible work arrangements and are a valuable asset to any organisation as they are reliable, hard working, loyal, knowledgeable and productive. The same is true for the disabled job market.
Its time the aged and disability sectors had a recruitment support network to assist them in job placements and training to ensure secure and flexible long term employment - this is the passionate role of Job Seek Online!