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Older and Wiser? Give Women in Their 50s a Chance

By Geri Richards, CEO

Take a quick look around your office – how many desks are occupied by women over 50? I know that the ‘fairer sex’ are supposedly sensitive about revealing their ages but the issue of unemployment in the over 50s is not something to be coy about.

Having just reached the milestone age myself, it’s an issue close to my heart. But I don’t just speak for myself. The fact is that there are 50,000 more unemployed women aged 50 and above compared to 2010 figures, according to the Office for National Statistics. That’s a sizable increase of 45%. And by 2020, projections suggest there will be many more people in their 50s in the UK and fewer people in their 40s.

Read the full article at The Huffington Post