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


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Author: Callan, Victor J.; Bowman, Kaye


Restructuring in the Australian manufacturing industry has resulted in many Australians being displaced from their jobs. This particularly impacts older, lower-skilled workers. Involving an extensive review of past research and case studies in four states, this research identifies practices that can assist with the successful skills transfer, re-skilling and the attainment of new jobs by displaced older workers in the manufacturing industry.

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Subjects: Employment; Industry; Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Research; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Older worker; Displaced worker; Low skilled worker; Industry restructuring; Case study; Skill development; Retraining; Training

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; New South Wales; Victoria; South Australia; Tasmania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2015

Physical description: 67 p. (report) + 1 infographic + 28 p. (literature review) + 83 p. (case studies)

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Related items: TD/TNC 122.11; TD/TNC 122.03

ISBN: 9781925173376

The associated publication 'Helping displaced older workers get back into employment: good practice guide' is indexed at TD/TNC 122.11.
The associated publication 'The end of car manufacturing in Australia: what is the role of training?' is indexed at TD/TNC 122.03.

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 122.10

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