Job ads may specify older workers

Australian prime minister says plan would help fill skills gap as unemployment sits at 6.5 per cent
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 03/10/2004

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ustralia’s Prime Minister is pushing a plan that would let employers state they are looking for older workers when advertising job openings.

Prime Minister John Howard said discrimination laws banning employers from specifying age in job advertisements should be dumped if it helps older jobseekers.