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5 Advantages Older Workers Have Over Other Job Candidates

There's a lot to be said for workers who prefer stability, and who are more willing to build years worth of experience at your company.

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Jobs from food service, to office administrative support, to farming, fishing and forestry are entering an era when technology is doing work once done only by human beings. According to a 2019 report from management consulting firm Marsh and McLennan, older workers are actually doing jobs that are, on average, 52% automatable.

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This, coupled with stereotypes around older people being less technically proficient, often contribute to alienation of older workers during the hiring process. Employers sometimes view older people in a negative light, even if they'd never admit it publicly.

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