Industry restructuring and job loss: helping older workers get back into employment

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Author: Bowman, Kaye


For many displaced workers finding a new job is not easy and the probability of being re-employed is much lower for older lower-skilled displaced workers than for other retrenched workers. The aim of Dr Bowman and Professor Callan's research was to identify evidence-based practices that lead to successful skills transfer, re-skilling, training and the attainment of new jobs for older workers (generally acknowledged as those 45 years and older) displaced from lower-skilled jobs. It found they need to be embedded in a wider package of strategies to ensure the best new job outcomes for...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Industry; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Displaced worker; Older worker; Retraining; Skill development

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2015

Physical description: YouTube video (38 min.)

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Date: 2015

Place: Melbourne, Victoria

Related items: TD/TNC 122.960

The research forum program and list of available presentations is indexed at TD/TNC 122.960.

Resource type: Conference

Call number: TD/TNC 122.963

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