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Mature-age trainees help plug nationwide skills shortage

With the country's unemployment rate hovering at historic lows, the booming jobs market is enticing older Australians to retrain, in the hope of increasing their employability.

Published: 27 September 2022
  • national
  • 27 September 2022
  • ABC

It seems right around the country and across industries, the cries are the same – there's not enough workers.

  • The jobs boom has encouraged older Australians to retrain

  • The pandemic also caused people to reassess their careers

  • But mature-age workers are still facing ageism

We already have 20 years or so of data that shows that the baby boomer generation have led the way in having multiple careers across their working life.