25 Feb 2020

More over-55s ending up on jobseeker benefits

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 25 February 2020

The number of over-55s ending up on the jobseeker benefit is steadily on the rise, prompting calls for employers to change their attitudes to older workers.

Advocates say keeping older people in the workforce has plenty of benefits, but some employers still opt for fresh blood over someone with a wealth of experience.

RNZ social issues reporter Sarah Robson has the story