Employers do not want older workers

The days of long-term permanent jobs are over and employers are not enthusiastic about retaining staff once they reach 65, according to a report published on Tuesday by the government’s social policy advisor SCP.


A growing number of employers are filling permanent jobs with staff on temporary contracts in order to create the flexibility lacking in the current collective labour agreement (CAO), says the report.
According to the SCP, 13% of all workers are on a temporary contract.
Older workers are not appreciated, says the report. Despite the greying of the population, just 55% of employers want staff to work until they reach 60 and only 15% are happy to keep them on after they reach retirement age.
The government is planning to increase the state retirement age from 65 to 67 by 2020.