Thursday, February 28, 2008

United Kingdom: Age Law Easing Older Workers Conserns in Shifting Jobs

A survey conducted for Joslin Rowe suggests that the United Kingdom's age discrimination legislation is leading to a significant increase in job moves amongst "older" workers in the financial services sector. Specifically, workers ove 35 years of age account for 18.1% of total moves in 2007 compared with only 14.0% five years earlier. Even more significantly, workers over 56s made up only 0.1% of job changes in the financial services sector five years ago, but, following the legislation, this figure has grown to 0.5%--an absolute increase of 323.2% over the last five years.

Source: Joslin Rowe Press Release (February 25, 2008)

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