- New measures set to help quarter of all jobseekers get back into work
- Multi-million package will increase jobcentre support for over 50s including those thinking about retirement
- Long term unemployed will be referred to the multi-billion-pound Restart Scheme which is already supporting a quarter of a million back into work
The Blackpool South MP Scott Benton welcomed this announcement, saying
I am glad that £22 million will be invested nationally in new measures to tackle unemployment amongst the over 50s on benefits.
Many employers are crying out for older and more experienced workers, and older jobseekers have no reason to be discouraged.
Minister for Employment, Mims Davies MP said:
Older workers are a huge asset to this country, and there are currently more than 400,000 over 50s in roles than before the pandemic.
We’re increasing funding and support at every step of their journey up the career ladder, to ensure everyone gets the support they need to get into work, progress and use their experience to boost their earnings and plan for a better future. Helping people find the security of a stable income, through a job they can take pride in, is also one of the best ways for people to support their families during these challenging times.