Working for everyone? Enhancing employment services for mature age jobseekers

Authors
Dina Bowman, Agathe Randrianarisoa and Seuwandi Wickramasinghe
Published
2018

What is needed to help mature jobseekers find work?

At a glance

This summary brings together the findings from a Brotherhood of St. Laurence study exploring how Australia’s jobactive employment services could help mature age jobseekers to get work.

Dive deeper

Mature age jobseekers, employment services staff and employers were asked about their experience of the current systems. The perspectives of each group are documented in three longer reports, which are linked below.

The study was funded by the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation—Eldon & Anne Foote Trust (Innovation Grant 2015).

Visit the Working for everyone website and explore the job search tool .

Last updated on 16 June 2020

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By Seuwandi Wickramasinghe and Dina Bowman 2018

The first of three reports from a study exploring how jobactive employment services can better help mature age jobseekers find work, this report focuses on the jobseekers.

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By Dina Bowman and Agathe Randrianarisoa 2018

The second of three reports from a study exploring how Australia’s jobactive employment services might better assist mature age jobseekers

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By Dina Bowman and Agathe Randrianarisoa 2018

The last of three reports studying Australia’s jobactive employment program found the service is not working well for mature age job seekers.

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Existing policy responses to workforce age discrimination tend to focus on the role of employers in providing opportunities for jobseekers aged over 45. By contrast this research project focuses on employment services and how their staff might work more effectively with mature-age jobseekers.

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