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Retire biases against older workers

SENIORS are a valuable source of manpower when they are equipped with the right skills and expertise. An ageing population presents an opportunity, not a challenge, as age is not a barrier to gainful employment. Making seniors more employable helps them stay in the workforce longer, so the official retirement age can be raised beyond 62. But this is possible only when employers and employees change their mindsets. Employers need to know the benefits of hiring older workers, and employees who are keen to stay in the workforce must be ready to upgrade their skills.

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